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EQc3.1 - Green cleaning - high-performance cleaning program
LEED O+M: Existing Buildings
In a state government residential building that we are attempting to certify we have identified a room with deck to deck partitions for storage of janitorial supplies and will be providing an exhaust...
In a state government residential building that we are attempting to certify we have identified a room with deck to deck partitions for storage of janitorial supplies and will be providing an exhaust fan for negative pressurization. One item the room does not have is a sink with plumbed drains for diluting cleaners. We don't anticipate having to dilute cleaners (note that we have submitted a credit interpretation requesting a waiver of concentrated cleaners for this residence). Also we plan on providing a written policy with instructions for use of the room. We hope that USGBC will accept the waiver of the sink for the corresponding point.
While deck to deck partitions for storage of janitorial supplies and an exhaust fan for negative pressurization would be positive actions for improving the safety of your building occupants and janitorial staff, EQc10.2: Green Cleaning Isolation of Janitorial Closets can not be earned without a sink with plumbed drains for both the diluting of cleaners and appropriate disposal of mop bucket water and other liquid cleaning waste. As the CIR indicates, since diluting cleaners or disposing of waste is not the intended use for this closet, the TAG is in agreement that a sink is not required, notwithstanding any local or code requirements for design of this type of space. Along with written instructions for this room, specific documentation must be provided to indicate where mixing and diluting activities, as well as disposal of liquid cleaning wastes, will take place; such locations require sinks and ventilation. Applicable Internationally.
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