You know LEED—the United States Green Building Council's (USGBC) standard for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.
It's the point-based system designed to encourage green initiatives and reward those who take action.
If you work in a LEED certified building, your organization has spent an incredible amount of time, energy, and money to ensure your facility meets the standards. It's a huge responsibility to maintain an environmental initiative.
Floor Care Solutions offers our clients environmentally friendly ways to care for their carpet and textiles. Even if your building isn't LEED certified, working with Floor Care Solutions can contribute to LEED-EBOM (LEED for Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance).
Let us be your Partner in Green
To achieve LEED points, you need a partner who can help you meet the guidelines.
• Water Efficiency - Find a partner who will reduce the burden on the water supply by using a dry or minimal moisture system, as opposed to hot water extraction.
• Energy and Atmosphere - Find a partner who can clean using alternatives to traditional hot water extraction systems.
• Materials and Resources - Find a partner with maintenance practices that are proven to reduce wear and tear, keeping your carpet out of the landfill.
• Indoor Environmental Quality - Find a partner who uses safe, low-emitting minimal moisture systems or dry powder cleaners; has the Carpet and Rug Institute's seal of approval; uses methods that effectively remove up to 99% of indoor allergens to improve Indoor Air Quality. Check. Most importantly, find a partner who has technicians who are trained by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification.
Because it's likely you manage an existing facility, the points you want are for LEED-EBOM (LEED for Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance), which awards businesses for sustainable maintenance plans. Our minimal moisture system directly supports three of the six LEED-EBOM categories:
• A reduction of your overall energy use
• A significant reduction in water use
• Preservation of your building's materials
And it can help contribute to a fourth category, Indoor Environmental Quality.
Benefits of LEED
If your local government has adopted LEED programs, it is possible that tax credits, tax breaks, reduced fees, grants, and low-interest loans may be coming your way. Then there's the significant long-term cost savings of a green program and the payback that comes in the form of employee productivity and appreciation. They'll thank you for giving them a healthier space in which to work.