In support of UCLA as a primary education, research, and service institution, the Maintenance & Alterations department is committed to fostering an environment conducive to these pillars by meeting today’s standards for responsible cleaning and environmental stewardship.
Unlike the traditional industry practices of recent past, green cleaning focuses on products, equipment, and methods that have fewer adverse health effects on their users, building occupants and visitors, and also have a lesser environmental impact than what might have been used before. Through its implementation of a green cleaning program, the department recognizes the importance of upholding the quality of life of each and every constituent of UCLA.
This Green Cleaning Program is comprised of three policies: the Green Cleaning Policy, the Sustainable Purchasing Policy, and the Sustainable Equipment Policy. The Green Cleaning Policy is a set of standard operating procedures for the green cleaning program. These procedures address how an effective cleaning and hard floor and carpet maintenance system will be managed and audited. The Sustainable Purchasing Policy incorporates environmentally friendly cleaning, floor and carpet care, and consumable supplies in the program. Last, but not the least, the Sustainable Equipment Policy ensures that powered janitorial equipment meet established criteria for the program and prescribes their proper use and maintenance.
Published: Thursday, April 14, 2011