CST’s ecoClean Approach Can Mean LEED Certification

Posted on October 23, 2014

If you are looking for a way to keep your commercial or industrial buildings as clean and professional as possible, but without putting harsh chemicals and damaging waste into the earth’s environment, we have the answer for you. If your business is working toward earning LEED certification, or is improving corporate policies in order to maintain or improve your existing LEED certification, our services are just what you need. Even if you are just beginning to learn about commercial LEED certification, our products and processes are one way to get you started and are just a good way to do business.

Whenever possible and products are available, we at Carolina Services of the Triad implement our ecoClean system, which uses environmentally-friendly products that have been proven to give superior results, while being kind to the ecosystem. So, no matter if your goal is to keep or improve your business’ LEED certification, to earn LEED certification for the very first time or just to feel good about doing your part to protect the earth, we can help.

How Does Cleaning Help Gain LEED Certification?

LEED stands for “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design” and is a rating system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to guide architects, engineers, designers, builders, owners and managers to use resources effectively and to be more environmentally accountable.

LEED certification, then, is awarded to buildings that meet weighted criteria in six categories: Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality and Innovation in Design. Specific credit points are earned when a building meets or exceeds target goals contained in comprehensive lists under each of these categories and ultimate total scores determine the building’s level of certification. Levels start with LEED certification, the lowest level, and proceed through Silver and Gold to Platinum, the highest level and the most difficult to attain.

There are currently five LEED certification rating systems in place to govern various building scenarios.

  • Building Design and Construction (BD+C) for new construction or major renovation
  • Interior Design and Construction (ID+C) for total interior make-over
  • Building Operations and Maintenance (O+M) for buildings having some improvements done with minimal construction
  • Neighborhood Development (ND) for new land development or redevelopment projects
  • Homes for any style of residential structure from single family homes to mid-rise apartment buildings

Each of these rating systems has a category for Indoor Environmental Quality that includes requirements for green cleaning policies, products, materials and equipment as well as a custodial effectiveness assessment. So, participating in CST’s ecoClean program is a step toward meeting those criteria.

Thinking About LEED? We Can Help!

Just contact us to schedule a no-obligation meeting and we will answer all your questions, demonstrate our eco-friendly products and show you exactly how our “green” cleaning process works and the quality results that it provides.

Carolina Services of the Triad