Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.19
Liaison Emma Blandford
Submission Date March 2, 2021

STARS v2.2

Georgia Institute of Technology
IN-17: Green Cleaning Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Under which of the following is the institution’s green cleaning program/service certified?:
Yes or No
Green Seal’s Environmental Standard for Commercial Cleaning Services (GS-42) Yes
The International Sanitary Supply Association’s (ISSA’s) Cleaning Industry Management Standard for Green Buildings (CIMS-GB) Yes
An equivalent third party certification program approved by AASHE ---

A brief description of the institution’s certified green cleaning program:

Georgia Tech's Green Cleaning program is independently certified under both Green Seal Standard GS-42 and ISSA CIMS-Green Building.

Georgia Tech’s green cleaning program includes the following:

Wind power is utilized for paper towel production.

Micro-fiber mops and rags as well as Green Seal certified cleaning agents are utilized.

Purchasing policies are regularly updated to support the procurement of green products and supplies.

Custodial staff undergo continuous training on green cleaning methodology and benefits, as well as how to minimize impacts to “vulnerable population” occupants such as children.

Backpack vacuums that have high-filtration, quiet operation and exceed HEPA requirements are employed throughout campus.

Documentation affirming the green cleaning certification:

The website URL where information affirming the green cleaning certification is available:
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