Green Cleaning in the Austin Metro Area
Austin Area Green Cleaning Services, Materials and Techniques
Studies have found air inside buildings in the Austin area can be between 2 and 5 times as polluted as outdoor air.
And since many people in the Austin region spend a large percentage of their time indoors at work, at school or even at home.
It is important that indoor air quality in Austin region buildings is kept as high as possible.
Therefore, green cleaning in the Austin metro region is not simply a buzzword or words that make us feel good, they are real choices that literally make us feel better by keep the indoor environment healthy.
By making green cleaning choices in cleaning products, equipment, systems and procedures, we affect the lives of those that spend time in Austin region buildings.
For Austin area business owners green cleaning choices can even affect the company's financial bottom-line, because employee sick time, and lower productivity all have some basis in poor indoor environmental quality.
For Austin regional school administrators green cleaning choices can affect school productivity by decreasing childhood asthma, improving falling test scores, and decreasing student absenteeism.
Green cleaning is not only just replacing your current Metro Austin area non-green product with a milder cleaning supplies.
Green cleaning includes processes which reduces the negative impact on employee health, student health and the total environment when compared with traditional non-green products and non-green programs.
Green cleaning minimizes VOC (volatile organic compounds) emissions, controls allergens caused by dyes and fragrances and makes Austin area indoor environments more healthful and pleasant.
While green product selection is important, a regularly scheduled Green cleaning and maintenance program is of equal importance for the health of your property in the Austin area.
Properly designed and implemented, a green cleaning plan will have a positive impact on not only the overall cleanliness of your facility, the health of its occupants and your
return on investment, but also on the overall Austin region environment.
Green Cleaning in Austin Area Public Schools
Studies have shown that switching to green cleaning can improve Austin area attendance and student performance on standardized tests.
Therefore Austin metropolitan school administrators interested in improving the schools performance and bottom line should take a close look at green cleaning.
For example, the Healthy Schools Campaign calculated that each 0.5% increase in attendance would result in an additional $300,000 in funding for some larger school districts in the Austin area.
Other studies found that after a major renovation in which green cleaning was a key component, both attendance and scores on standardized tests increased.
Therefore green cleaning which minimize exposure to harsh aggressive cleaners and VOC emissions
result in clean schools that provide a better learning environment while under maintained Austin area schools lose credibility.
A cleaner healthier atmosphere will assist in performance of learning.
Green Cleaning in Austin Area Universities
The needs of Austin region Universities are very different from Austin region schools.
Universities compete for the top students and faculty, and a green cleaning program offers outstanding marketing benefits.
But beyond the marketing hype of green cleaning are real tangible benefits to the health of students and employees and if done correctly to the financial well being of your institution.
Commercial Janitorial can provide a detailed transition plan to move your Austin area university towards a green cleaning program with safer cleaning chemicals absent VOCs and industrial solvents
resulting in a healthier overall environment
Green Cleaning in Austin Area Hospitals
Austin regional hospital success is measured in terms of patient outcomes. Nosocomial infections (infections acquired in the hospital) are of utmost concern to Austin area hospital staff and administration.
Implement a green cleaning program in your hospital, clinic or healthcare facility could be of enormous value to both patients and staff.
Green cleaning not only produces a safer environment overall, it reduce occupational exposures to nursing and environmental services staff, waste reduction, recycling and green issues.
Implementing a green cleaning program in a hospital in the Austin area can provide the following benefits:
- Green cleaning differentiate the hospital as it competes for staff and patients with other hospitals in the Austin region
- Green cleaning makes environments more pleasant places to work and stay while maintaining sanitary conditions
- Green cleaning kills germs without the usual disinfectant smell we normally associate with medical settings
- Green cleaning allows for continued use of traditional cleaners in operating rooms that require antiseptic conditions
- With green cleaning, offices and waiting rooms are cleaned with green products that do not contain harsh chemicals that cause noxious odors, eye and nose irritations, and respiratory problems
- Green cleaning uses environmentally friendly furnishings and supplies manufactured without toxic materials that may be banned in the Austin area
- Green cleaning helps your facility conform to the Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (H2E) standards for the Austin area
- Improve safety, reduce waste, and become environmentally responsible
Green Cleaning in Austin Area Nursing Homes
The green cleaning needs of a nursing homes differ significantly from the green cleaning needs of hospitals because Austin area customers use a different decision-making process for picking a nursing home.
Cleanliness is of course a very important issue, however due to increasing competition, marketing opportunities that green cleaning offers to help differentiate nursing homes from their competitors.
By implementing a green cleaning program, your nursing home can promote real tangible benefits that improve quality of life for Austin region nursing home residents.
Green Cleaning in Austin Area Owner Occupied or Single Tenant Commercial Office Buildings
The needs of Austin area owner occupied or single tenant commercial Office Buildings focus around increasing productivity, quality, employee retention, sales and profits through creating a cleaner and healthier environment; more uninterrupted calls and happier occupant’s resulting in more sales and profits.
Green Cleaning in Austin Area Multiple Tenant Leased Space Commercial Office Buildings
Because the property management company profits are not directly influenced by the increased productivity of occupants of multiple leased space commercial office buildings,
their needs deal more with tenant retention, improved tenant satisfaction, reduced complaints, and marketing property to gain new tenants from other Austin area offices.
Implementing a green cleaning program in the Austin region can help in all of these areas.
Green cleaning adds real value to a Austin area property by cleaning from a green perspective.
Green cleaning helps to maintain Class A status, lease space at a premium, and minimize tenant turnover by letting tenants to know that the building is cleaned and maintained from a healthy and
sanitary approach. In a multiple tenant leased space commercial office buildings value to the owners investment LEED is the framework to obtain 12 points needed toward certification in the Austin metro area.
Green Cleaning in Austin Area Lodging and Hospitality
Green hotels in the Austin area, are properties whose managers are eager to institute programs that save resources such as water, energy and reduce solid waste, while saving money.
Distinguishing a property as a green building gives a proactive image
A "we care about the Austin environment" marketing campaign sits well with guests to the Austin area.
83% of Austin area travelers want to support environmentally responsible suppliers of products and services are willing to spend more money to do so
Let the guest know the products are doing the job needed, doing it well, and cleaning to protect human health.
Austin "Green" Hotels Association recognize and support properties that are interested in environmental issues.
Green Cleaning in Austin Area LEED Buildings
LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing Austin based third-party verification
that a building is designed, built and serviced using strategies intended to improve performance in metrics such as energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction,
improved indoor environmental quality, and sensitivity to the impacts of materials used.
The US Green Building Council’s LEED program awards up to 12 points towards LEED certification when implementing a green cleaning program in the Austin area.
Commercial Janitorial can help create a green cleaning plan to gain these LEED certification points and more importantly document the green cleaning process so that
the building can obtain LEED certified status for the Austin metro area.