The Advantages Of Offering Green Cleaning

This article was originally published in Cleaning & Maintenance Management.

As a custodial professional, either in-house or by contract, you spend a lot of time focused on the bottom line. Any change to your brand or your service has to either save you time and money or differentiate your business enough to make the effort worthwhile. A certified green cleaning service can be one of those differentiators. Adding sustainability to your portfolio can improve your service and set you apart from competitors.

The GS-42 Certification

The green cleaning policy requirement in the new LEED EBOM Version 4 has two options: Either the building must have an in-house cleaning policy, or it must be cleaned by in-house staff or a building service contractor (BSC) that is certified under GS-42 or Cleaning Industry Management Standard for Green Buildings (CIMS-GB). Green Seal is the non-profit, independent organization behind GS-42 certification, and we’ve seen a steady increase in demand for certified green cleaning services across the board. This trend can be attributed to a number of factors.

Saving Time

First, green cleaning can save an operation time, and we all know time is money. Following the procedures for regular maintenance and quick attention to spills can prevent lost hours from breakdowns and special treatment later. Better training and working conditions results in greater staff satisfaction and retention, meaning less of your time is spent recruiting, hiring and retraining. This addresses one of the largest controllable expenses most companies face.

Saving Money
Green cleaning can save you money. Although sustainable cleaning involves much more than just using green products, when you switch to certified green cleaning chemicals you will be able to reduce the number of products needed in inventory, thus lowering your investment in supplies. And offering a green cleaning program will usually lead to more efficient processes and procedures. Greater efficiency means more time available to clean more square footage which puts more money straight onto your bottom line.

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