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Green Cleaning

Student Housing and Dining Services’ cost-effective green cleaning policy and high-performance cleaning program ensure minimal exposure of building occupants and custodial personnel to potentially hazardous chemical, biological and particle contaminants that may adversely impact air quality, health, building finishes and systems, and the environment.

Program Goals

Wherever feasible, cleaning products and materials shall meet the sustainability requirements of LEED® for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance™ IEQ Credit 3.3: Green Cleaning, Purchase of Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials, with a target goal of 60 percent compliance. All new, powered cleaning equipment, and 20 percent of existing, should comply with the requirements of LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M IEQ Credit 3.4: Green Cleaning, Sustainable Cleaning Equipment.

Take Action: Green Cleaning

Student Housing and Dining Services recommends that residents use the products and equipment supplied at the Area Service Desk so that residents may maintain their personal living spaces in a manner that reduces negative impacts on the environment and personal health.

If residents choose to purchase their own cleaning products and equipment, they should consider purchasing products that meet at least one of the following criteria from the appropriate category:

Cleaning Products

Cleaning Equipment