The second phase is "Implementation of the Knowledge" as a Green Cleaning firm. The cleaning operation should improve and apply the "Best Practices of Green Cleaning" rather than making empty boasts on their website. So, their Green Clean Institute has applied measures to the actual implementation of Green Cleaning service. When a building is services by a GCI Silver firm, the buildings they service can apply for either the Green & Healthy Building Partnership using a basic ten point measuring system of the most critical Green cleaning practices, or take on the more rigorous requirements fo the GCI Gold Certified Building.
For those wondering whether Green cleaning has seen better days. Or, maybe believe that no one cares about Green cleaning any more. Think again. The big mistake was thinking that Green was about the environment, energy savings, recycling trash, and building design. Green has been, and continues to be about the quality of the building environment and the health of the workers in that building.
Our office has received multiple complaints abiut Carpet Cleaning NV for poor quality work, over-charging, and bad business practices. Carpet Cleaning NV uses Groupon to locate customers and has no identifiable website.
Consider microfiber towels for cleaning. Just how good are these tools? Well, if they are used correctly, microfiber products are still one of the best cleaning concept in years. Compared to the typical cloths used in cleaning services, they capture and hold more dirt and debris that cotton or other fabrics. In some comparisons, microfiber cloths can hold as much as 400% more debris than other cloths.
Enviro Resources ll, Inc. hosted an on-site education class for 10 of their employees at their location in Naperville, IL.
Two major employers in Fayette, Missouri have both earned their Silver EHS certifications from GCI in the past 30 days. This advancement in professional education for these facility maintenance staff individuals, will have an impact on the health of not only the student populations at these institutions of learning, but their staff, visitors and community at large.
Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools, (PC4HS) has recognized GCI as their offical "Green Cleaning" educational component for thier progressive practices program.
CSI International earned GOLD EHS certification at the close of 2014 for their efforts at a downtown, multi-story facility. Pictured here are Rob Anderson, Deanna Harris and Kathy Kelly-Gross with their GCI certificate and window sticker.
The City of Newport News, Virginia earned Silver EHS certification from GCI as the result of their facility maintenance staff taking the GCIC Technician course over the past 60 days. In addition to frontline staff passing the required courses via the GCI online learning platform, members of management took and passed the Executive course as well.
The City of Columbia, Columbia, Missouri has now advanced their GCI certification status from Silver level to Gold level. In doing so, the City of Columbia has become the first municipality in the U.S. to earn this level of distinction.