Building environments have a significant impact on human and environmental health, worker productivity and overall sustainability. Based on extensive industry research focused on building maintenance and operations, technology and cleaning science, UMass Physical Plant Custodial Services has identified the best tools, products and practices for maintaining sustainable buildings that protect human health and the environment.
The Green Cleaning Policy was published in 2011 and adheres to the LEED 2009 for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance standard. This policy is intended to identify maintenance and operations best practices and guidelines for minimizing building impact on human health and the environment. Compliance with this policy allows UMass Physical Plant Custodial Services to create a building environment that minimizes waste, uses more sustainable products and systems, and uses energy as efficiently as possible.