Environmental Stewardship and Green Building
Our sustainability factor is the future of Green... Less Energy, Less Labor, Higher Performance
IH Services has evolved from "Green" to "Sustainable" with a strong focus on the future. We interact within your environment over the long term with no adverse effects and employ that concept in choosing all of the resources we use to clean and maintain your facility.
Our commitment to environmental stewardship is focused around sustainability. Sustainability is the balance of people, planet, and profit. Providing sustainable cleaning solutions is our way of enhancing health and safety, reducing environmental impact, and creating profitable business growth for our customers.
Many companies are creating an environmentally sensitive cleaning and maintenance programs that minimizes adverse impact on worker and building occupant health. Through our CIMS-Green Building (GB) Certification with Honors, IH Services has become a responsible partner in this endeavor which will result in less absenteeism, more productivity, and lower insurance rates for our customers.
Environmentally Friendly Supplies
IH Services is recognized as an official participant in the Transpare Informed Purchaser Program. Transpare is a revolutionary online registry that helps us differentiate cleaning products based on environmental, safety, and health attributes in a transparent, harmonized. and verified platform. It provides us with a way to easily select cleaning products that are appropriate for your facility occupants and that meet your environmental goals.
Environmentally Friendly Equipment
IH Services utilizes environmentally friendly equipment from the best equipment manufacturers in the industry that exceeds the requirements outlined by the U.S. Green Building Council for certification in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (LEED-BOM).
The GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified® Program is an industry independent, third-party testing program for low-emitting products and materials. The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI) was founded to establish a true third-party product certification program to provide specifying and procurement professionals with a resource for low-emitting products. GEI Certification is a voluntary program available to all manufacturers and their suppliers.
Indoor Air Quality
Indoor Air Quality is one of the most important environmental issues in our lives today. Diseases linked to Indoor Air Quality include asthma, allergies, and lung disease. That is why we use a Healthy High Performance Cleaning (HHPC) program.
Healthy High Performance Cleaning
Healthy High Performance Cleaning (HHPC) is a process that reduces negative impacts of cleaning on health and the environment. While cleaning product and equipment selection is important, procedures for a Healthy High Performance Cleaning program are equally important, and perhaps more so.
The issue of cleaning products and equipment preferability is not one of "good" new cleaning products and equipment versus "bad" traditional cleaning products and equipment. Rather, the issue is defined as opportunities to reduce impact on health and the environment.
When addressing procedures for a Healthy High Performance Cleaning program, the same approach must be followed. In general, Healthy High Performance Cleaning procedures are similar to traditional procedures. The differences are more a matter of focus than technique. Our HHPC program is designed for source reduction and pollution prevention strategies in addition to specific opportunities to modify traditional procedures to reduce impact on health and the environment.
Healthy High Performance Cleaning (HHPC) takes traditional cleaning beyond appearances with procedures, chemicals, tools, and equipment designed to make your building the safest, healthiest, and cleanest it has ever been. Since cleaning can play a major role in the health, safety, and performance of a building's occupants, implementing and HHPC program is now more important than ever.