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LEED O+M: Existing Buildings | v2 - LEED 2.0

Sustainable cleaning products and materials

MRc4.2 | Possible 1 point


Reduce the environmental impacts of cleaning products, disposable janitorial paper products and trash bags.


Implement sustainable purchasing for cleaning materials and products, disposable janitorial paper products and trash bags. Cleaning product and material purchases include building purchases for use by in house staff or used by outsourced service providers. Calculate the percentage of the total sustainable material and product purchases that meet at least one of the specified sustainability criteria. The percentage of the total sustainable cleaning product and material purchases determine the number of points earned up to a total of 3 points. One point will be awarded for each 30% of the total annual purchases of these products (on a cost basis) that meet one of the following sustainability criteria:

  • Cleaning products that meet the Green Seal GS-37 standard if applicable, OR if GS-37 is not applicable (e.g., for products such as carpet cleaners, floor finishes or strippers), use products that comply with the California Code of Regulations maximum allowable VOC levels.
  • Disposable janitorial paper products and trash bags that meet the minimum requirements of U.S. EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines.
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