Most commercial cleaning providers have a “green clean” practice, which makes differentiating an even greater challenge. A deeper dive into what practices are in place helps clarify the differences and outcomes. Below is what “green” means to CCS Facility Services and how it benefits our customers — and our planet.
DAILY PRACTICES MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
Small moves can add up to significant results. Every member of our cleaning team is provided with microfiber-based uniforms, which last five times longer than standard cotton clothing. That gives us an 80% reduction on new clothing demands and reduces costs.
AIR QUALITY CONTROL
FROM FILTRATION TO CIRCULATION, WE HAVE CLEAR ANSWERS.
The air quality inside your buildings and facilities matters. Dust and particles in air can have a direct short- and long-term impact on the health and productivity of people in your facilities.
A significant factor in achieving and maintaining high air quality is the filters on equipment used in the workplace. For CCS, that means using the highest quality green label vacuum cleaners that meet or exceed Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) requirements. Our CRI Green Label vacuums effectively pick up dirt and contain it all within the vacuum instead of redistributing it in the air via the vacuum exhaust. Utilizing quality and sustainable equipment helps reduce dusting frequencies, labor efficiencies, and traps harmful products via the HEPA filtration such as bacteria, mold, viruses.
We invest in this equipment, train our CCS team to use it, maintain it, and keep filters clean. This all adds up to better air quality inside your buildings.
INNOVATIVE WAYS TO REDUCE USE WITHOUT SACRIFICING CLEANLINESS.
CCS is committed to responsible water usage. We start with the basics—the equipment we use day and night. Microfiber mops use 20 times less water than regular mops, making them a natural fit for our company. A static charge is produced by the nylon component of the fiber attracting dirt. Dirt is then trapped within the cloth or pad until it is washed1. This added advantage of microfiber-based mops and dusters allows our staff to get into tiny nooks and crevices where traditional cotton cloth and mop fibers cannot.
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) incorporates all aspects of sustainable cleaning operation, from policies and procedures to equipment to hiring and training staff. With CCS as a partner, we can provide up to 15% of the points needed for your LEED Certification.
CCS is among the top 1% of cleaning providers globally to hold CIMS-GB with an Honors designation — in fact, earning it multiple times. What does this mean? CCS is an in-house expert to our clients for providing sustainability consulting, including green solutions, guidance in selection of equipment, and waste material disposal policies and procedures. In short, we can help make your facility more environmentally friendly, healthier, and safer.
Green is in our DNA – and our logo!
WHAT DOES SUSTAINABILITY MEAN TO ccs fACILITY sERVICES?
“CCS assisted us in developing our Green Cleaning Policies for our LEED Certification. CCS specializes in sustainable performance standards and has a wealth of knowledge in this area. The team guided us and helped us build an understanding of the process, including recommendations for appropriate staffing plans, operating procedures and the proper training that addressed both effective and sustainable cleaning practices.”