American School & University recently announced that the Georgia Institute of Technology is the 2015 Grand Award winner in the higher education category for the Annual Green Cleaning Awards for Schools & Universities. The Green Cleaning Awards recognize education institutions for their healthy and sustainable approaches to cleaning to protect health without harming the environment.
The Georgia Institute of Technology’s green cleaning program was recently certified by Green Seal for its leadership in sustainable cleaning. Green Seal is a nationally recognized organization that provides stringent standards and certification to protect human health and the environment. With certification under the Green Seal Standard for Cleaning Services (GS-42), Georgia Tech is one of only six higher education campuses in the nation to earn this certification.
The Green Cleaning program at Georgia Tech has released a new website, to provide information about the program's history, the products and methods Georgia Tech facilities use to keep the campus green.
The Green Cleaning program was implemented in 2003. A grass roots effort aimed at providing an environmental preferred method to cleaning American Schools. Green cleaning is defined as “cleaning that protects health without harming the environment.”