Green Cleaning in the Birmingham Metro Area
Birmingham Area Green Cleaning Services, Materials and Techniques
Studies have found air inside buildings in the Birmingham area can be between 2 and 5 times as polluted as outdoor air.
And since many people in the Birmingham 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 Birmingham region buildings is kept as high as possible.
Therefore, green cleaning in the Birmingham 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 Birmingham region buildings.
For Birmingham 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 Birmingham 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 Birmingham 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 Birmingham 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 Birmingham 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 Birmingham region environment.
Green Cleaning in Birmingham Area Public Schools
Studies have shown that switching to green cleaning can improve Birmingham area attendance and student performance on standardized tests.
Therefore Birmingham 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 Birmingham 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 Birmingham area schools lose credibility.
A cleaner healthier atmosphere will assist in performance of learning.
Green Cleaning in Birmingham Area Universities
The needs of Birmingham region Universities are very different from Birmingham 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 Birmingham 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 Birmingham Area Hospitals
Birmingham regional hospital success is measured in terms of patient outcomes. Nosocomial infections (infections acquired in the hospital) are of utmost concern to Birmingham 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 Birmingham area can provide the following benefits:
- Green cleaning differentiate the hospital as it competes for staff and patients with other hospitals in the Birmingham 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 Birmingham area
- Green cleaning helps your facility conform to the Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (H2E) standards for the Birmingham area
- Improve safety, reduce waste, and become environmentally responsible
Green Cleaning in Birmingham Area Nursing Homes
The green cleaning needs of a nursing homes differ significantly from the green cleaning needs of hospitals because Birmingham 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 Birmingham region nursing home residents.
Green Cleaning in Birmingham Area Owner Occupied or Single Tenant Commercial Office Buildings
The needs of Birmingham 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 Birmingham 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 Birmingham area offices.
Implementing a green cleaning program in the Birmingham region can help in all of these areas.
Green cleaning adds real value to a Birmingham 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 Birmingham metro area.
Green Cleaning in Birmingham Area Lodging and Hospitality
Green hotels in the Birmingham 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 Birmingham environment" marketing campaign sits well with guests to the Birmingham area.
83% of Birmingham 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.
Birmingham "Green" Hotels Association recognize and support properties that are interested in environmental issues.
Green Cleaning in Birmingham Area LEED Buildings
LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing Birmingham 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 Birmingham 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 Birmingham metro area.