Green Seal Certifies Three Green Cleaning Programs

Green Seal Certifies Three Green Cleaning Programs

CleanPower's EmeraldSolutions janitorial cleaning program utilizes energy efficient cleaning systems during the day to curb electricity usage. The chemicals the Wisconsin company uses are Green Seal certified, and the staff has been trained in green cleaning process.

CleanPower, Washington State's ABM Janitorial Services-Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and C.J. Maintenance of Maryland became the country’s first janitorial companies offering Green Seal certified programs in the U.S.

The certification, called GS-42, involved an application process and on-site audit of both in-house and external cleaning services. A building-specific Green Cleaning Plan must be implemented.

"Certification under GS-42 proves that a service uses products and equipment that have less impact on the environment, and has adopted processes and procedures that protect the health of workers as well as building occupants," said Mark Petruzzi, vice president of certification for Green Seal.

CleanPower is Wisconsin’s largest full-service cleaning contractor with more than 2,000 employees in more than 600 locations.

ABM Janitorial Services-Seattle-Tacoma Int’l. Airport is the subsidiary of ABM Industries in San Francisco. C.J. Maintenance, with more than 600 employees, has operated along the Baltimore-Washington corridor since 1985.