Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.91
Liaison Lindsay Walker
Submission Date Oct. 24, 2019

STARS v2.2

Humber College
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) No
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 No

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

The goal of this Green Cleaning Program is to reduce the exposure of building occupants and maintenance personnel to potentially hazardous chemical, biological and particle contaminants, which adversely impact air quality, health, building finishes, building systems and the environment.

This Program addresses environmental best practices for cleaning the interior of all college operated buildings. Specifically, it addresses purchasing sustainable cleaning, hard-floor and carpet products, and entryway systems; procuring sustainable cleaning equipment; developing and implementing standard operating procedures for effective cleaning; promoting and improving hand hygiene; developing guidelines for handling cleaning chemicals; developing staffing and employee training requirements; collecting and addressing occupant feedback; and establishing procedures for use of chemical concentrates and dilution systems.

Cleaning products and materials, including hard-floor and carpet-care products, used at the LRC shall, when possible, meet the requirements of IEQc3.3: Green Cleaning, Purchase of Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials.

Product types subject to these requirements include, but are not limited to, bio-enzymatic cleaners, hard-floor cleaners, carpet cleaners, general-purpose cleaners, specialty cleaners, odor control, disinfectants, disposable janitorial paper products and trash bags, and hand soaps.

Documentation affirming the green cleaning certification:
The website URL where information affirming the green cleaning certification is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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