Green cleaning - custodial effectiveness assessment | U.S. Green Building Council
Please upgrade your browser. This site requires a newer version to work correctly. Read more
Our "watch" feature allows you to stay current on all aspects of this specific credit. In your account, you can control what you get updated on and how you receive your notifications. Hide

LEED O+M: Existing Buildings | v3 - LEED 2008

Green cleaning - custodial effectiveness assessment

EQc3.3 | Possible 1 point


To reduce the exposure of building occupants and maintenance personnel to potentially hazardous chemical, biological and particulate contaminants, which adversely affect air quality, human health, building finishes, building systems and the environment, by implementing, managing and auditing cleaning procedures and processes.


Conduct an audit in accordance with APPA Leadership in Educational Facilities’ (APPA) “Custodial Staffing Guidelines” to determine the appearance level of the facility.

  • EQ Credit 3.2 (1 point): The facility must score 3 or less.
  • EQ Credit 3.3 (2 points): The facility must score 2 or less.

More information about the audit procedures is provided in the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance Reference Guide.

Join LEEDuser

Ask questions, share tips, and get notified of new forum posts by joining LEEDuser, a tool developed by BuildingGreen and supported by USGBC!

  • Share on Twitter
  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on LinkedIn
  • Print to PDF
Sample forms
View sample forms