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LEED O+M: Existing Buildings | v4 - LEED v4

Green cleaning - equipment

Possible 1 point

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EQ Credit: Green Cleaning – Equipment

  • List the date of purchase for each item in the Green Cleaning Calculator. Estimated dates may be used for equipment purchased prior to the performance period. Verify that a phase-out plan was followed during the performance period for existing equipment that does not meet the criteria (to replace it with environmentally preferable products at the end of its useful life).
  • Ensure the Green Cleaning Calculator has been provided and lists all janitorial equipment servicing the project building, including that owned by the building and by vendors. If the amount of equipment used is small or only consists of vacuum cleaners, consider including a narrative confirming that all equipment used in the building, regardless of ownership, has been included.
  • Ensure that equipment is only considered compliant if all category-specific sustainability criteria have been met. For example, to be considered compliant, vacuum cleaners must be certified by the Carpet and Rug Institute Seal of Approval/Green Label Vacuum Program AND operate with a maximum sound level of 70 dBA or less in accordance with ISO 11201.
  • This credit only pertains to equipment used inside the building. Equipment used on the exterior should be accounted for under SSc Site Management.