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Rohan J. Talwar
Senior Manager of

Custodial Services

(812) 877-8424


 
 
GREEN CLEANING

 

What Is Green Cleaning?

 

Green Cleaning is a method of cleaning that uses environmentally friendly products which are packaged in recyclable containers, reducing indoor air-pollution, minimizing waste, and reducing health & safety risks.

 

 

Why Green Cleaning?

  • Improved health and safety of our staff and customers.

  • Reduced waste stream.

  • Improved indoor air quality.

  • It's our responsibility as stewards of the environment.

 

Current Practices

 

Completed

  • Implemented the use of micro-fiber cloths, dust-wands, and dust mops. 

  • Increased our use of Green Seal Certified Ready-To-Dispense Cleaners.

 

In Process

  • Eliminating all aerosol products.

  • Continuing staff training and education.

  • Documenting standard operating procedures.

 

Future

  • Micro-fiber wet-mopping.

  • Building specific green cleaning plans.

  • Continued reduction of solid waste.

  • Increasing recyclable output.

 

 

Facilities Operations Custodial Services uses the Green Seal Environmental Standards as the guideline for our Green Cleaning Program.   

 

Green Seal Environmental Standard for Cleaning Services (GS-42)

 

Green Seal Environmental Standard for General-Purpose, Bathroom, Glass, and Carpet-Cleaners (GS-37)

 

Green Seal Environmental Standard for Paper Towels and Paper Napkins (GS-09)

 

Green Seal Environmental Standard for Floor Care Products:  Finishes and Compatible Strippers (GS-40)

 

Green Seal Environmental Standard for Hand Cleaners and Hand Soaps (GS-41)

 

Green Seal Environmental Standard for Tissue Paper (GS-01)

 

All Academic and Administrative buildings maintained by Facilities Operations Custodial Services are cleaned according to the Green Seal Standards. 

   

 

Resources

Green Cleaning Presentation

www.greenseal.org

www.epa.gov/epp

www.greenguard.org

 

Rose is the new Green

 


 

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Questions or comments email alan.youngblood@rose-hulman.edu

 

     

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