Green cleaning is done efficiently and cost effectively with the green cleaning products from Rochester Midland Corporation (RMC). With the green janitorial supplies and the green certification program for Green Housekeeping from RochesterMidland, Green Cleaning Products LLC will provide you with sustainable solutions for health, productivity and the environment.
The broad line of bio based, 3rd party certified cleaning products, combined with thorough training and support materials enable you to improve the indoor air quality in your facilities, and the health and safety of workers and building occupants.
Why Green Cleaning is so Important
People spend nearly 90 percent of their time indoors, either at work, at home, or even during their leisure time. Currently 1 out of 13 people have asthma, and the rate continues to increase. This is partly because indoor air contaminants can reach levels as high as 100 times that of outdoor air! The resulting annual estimated health costs and productivity loss are in the $100 billion range.
Green Cleaning Products, in partnership with RochesterMidland, is concerned with worker hazards and the negative impact on people who handle harsh cleaning chemicals. As healthcare facilities, factories, offices, schools, athletic facilities, even homes become more energy efficient (air tight), the greater the need to understand indoor environmental conditions. How we clean and with what we clean has a direct impact on indoor environmental conditions. How we clean and with what we clean has a direct impact on indoor environmental quality.
Traditional cleaners can be dangerous to use and can greatly effect indoor air quality with irritating fumes, harsh acids and alkalis, glycol ethers, particulates, petroleum distillates, and even carcinogens. And, the negative impact can extend to other employees, customers, and building occupants … not to mention the costs in terms of disposal, worker liability, and regulatory reporting.
Through the use of green cleaning products and janitorial supplies, your impact on the environment and the impact on the health of your building occupants and cleaning people is mimized. It is also critical to meet sanitation requirements, the appearance and other considerations associated with green cleaning. This reduces your liability. The RochesterMidland products that have certification from a 3rd party can enable you to meet your budgetary needs and possibly help your business become even more profitable with your green cleaning.
Third party green certification of the janitorial supplies are only part of an effective green housekeeping program. Our training and support materials will help your workers understand how green cleaning can improve health and safety within your facility. Our Certified Green Housekeeping Professional training program, color and numeric coded application charts, and environmentally friendly building audits are just a few of the ways we do this.
To learn more about why green cleaning is so important, call Green Cleaning Products LLC at (720) 746-0803 or info@GreenCleaningProductsLLC.com.
How to Create Greener, Cleaner, Safer and Healthier Environments
Once a building comes to equilibrium, materials of construction have off-gassed and the HVAC system has been balanced, the single greatest controllable impact on the healthy and safe building environment is housekeeping and maintenance.
Problems such as sick building syndrome are significantly impacted, and in many cases directly resulting from poor housekeeping and maintenance.
In the early 1980’s Rochester Midland pioneered a new concept in the cleaning industry when they introduced the Green Housekeeping certification program coupled with the RMC Enviro Care product line, known as the “Green to the Core” program. EnviroCare provides a broad line of high performance, biobased, environmentally friendly janitorial supplies and green cleaning products. Enviro Care family offers biodegradable, nontoxic, noncorrosive, nonreactive, solutions for all of your housekeeping needs. They are designed to have less of an impact on work health and building occupants than traditional cleaners. Many of the environmentally friendly cleaning products in the EnviroCare product line, have certification from one or more reputable independent 3rd party entities that requires product testing. Today RochesterMidland are leaders in Green Housekeeping with the Enviro Care product line being the cornerstone of for the implementation of the RMC “Green to the Core” program.
To learn more about how to create greener, cleaner, safer, and healthier environments, contact us at (720) 746-0803 or info@GreenCleaningProductsLLC.com.
Green Janitorial Supplies One Aspect of Green Cleaning
Environmentally friendly cleaning products or “Environmentally Preferable” means products of services that have a lesser effect on human health and the environment compared to traditional products or services.
Establishing a standard to define environmentally preferable cleaning products has long remained one of the challenges preventing the cleaning products industry from developing safer products. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a program known as DfE for Design for the Environment. They also recognize Green Seal standards. Products are GreenSeal certified only after rigorous testing and evaluation by independent laboratories and the Green Seal organization, indicating certified compliance to GS 37 standards. The Environmental Choice Program (EcoLogo) is North America’s leading benchmark of environmentally friendly cleaning products. The Environmental Choice Program’s EcoLogo green certification is a symbol of approval has been awarded to over 200 organizations with over 3,000 certified products across North America. This means that that the cleaners with environmental certification(s) meet high levels of performance and pose minimal threats to human health and then environmental compared to most other products in these categories.
Enviro Care products, as evidenced by the recognition from multiple organizations and awards received for its innovation, is unparalleled. Nearly 25 years ago, RochesterMidland was the FIRST company in the world to receive Green Seal GS-37 certification for institutional cleaners in 2002 for Enviro Care Tough Job, EnviroCare Washroom, Enviro Care Low Foam All Purpose and EnviroCare Glass Cleaner. There are now over 14 products with certification by GreenSeal and/or EcoLogo. These cleaners and floor coatings are nontoxic, noncorrosive, noncombustible, and nonreactive. The cleaners contain no hazardous ingredients, glycol ethers, petroleum distillates, nor suspected carcinogens or ozone depleting compounds, and are phosphate free. The EnviroCare Floor Coatings contain no heavy metal complexes or endocrine disrupters, are slip resistant, create no toxic fumes, and require no special respiratory equipment. Having the third party validation through a green certification differentiates EnviroCare as being the only true leaders in Green Housekeeping. Enviro Care is also a part of LEED-EB Program and Environmental Management Systems.
The Enviro Care products are continually improved. Recently these green janitorial supplies have been redesigned for even greater use of rapidly renewable resources, to meet even tougher standards for aquatic toxicity, biodegradability and human health – while improving the already great product performance. In an article “The Cleanest Cleaners” in the October 2000 issue of Lodging Magazine, authors John Paul Kusz and Mark T. Petrussi said, “EnviroCare cleaners were clearly environmentally superior than other products currently used … were well designed with regard to their formation in terms of environmental, health, and safety issues … were proven better in objective analysis.”
Your enviromentally friendly janitorial cleaning program is only as good as your ability to use it properly. Green Housekeeping is critical to having an effective green cleaning program.
To learn more about why green janitorial supplies are only one aspect of green cleaning, call us at (720) 746-0803 or info@GreenCleaningProductsLLC.com.
Green Housekeeping is Key to Green Cleaning
Certified green cleaning products, janitorial supplies, and chemcial handling and management systems are only part of the story.
The RochesterMidland Green Housekeeping Program is a comprehensive and integrated cleaning resource that promotes environmental responsibility. Beginning with a complete site survey and inventory of current cleaning problems, goals, and resources, the program then develops and presents a critique to management. Not only are hazardous chemicals, dangerous handling procedures, improper disposal practices, and ineffective cleaning strategies identified, but, educating your team on the how’s and why’s of potential liability and concepts of cleaning for health is equally important.
As a result of the site evaluation we suggest and recommend positive, health changes, as well as deliver educational programs aimed and developing proactive leadership and sustainable practices. We will help you to set up or strengthen your existing “green teams” within your organization to support sustainability, initiate and/or advance “green thinking”. This helps to establish a management structure that maintains and promotes sustainability. In short, you will have the knowledge, safety training, products, and procedures to help you improve and maintain your environment while reducing labor costs, chemical usage, and risk.
Rochester Midland offers a complete program to certify your employees, facilities, and customers. The program teaches your team to clean for health with tools such as multi language training charts, color and numeric coded bottles, and certification course and examinations. For the past two decades this is the most advanced, compete and comprehensive Green Housekeeping Program in the world.
From a complete green cleaning housekeeping program the health and safety in your facility will improve, while being kind to our environment. In addition to the actual green cleaning products, chemicals, and supplies used, green housekeeping includes the processes, procedures, and practices used in the cleaning methods that are designed to leverage the best technology, techniques, and practices in the cleaning industry. Some of the important green cleaning best practices presented in the Green Housekeeping training and certification program are:
- How green cleaning is different and their techniques,
- Why and how to take advantage of portion controlled dispensing systems to proper dilution rates and minimize waste, and
- Matchign color coded microfiber cloths with the specific green cleaning product to improve health and safety of building occupants by preventing cross-contamination, as well as reduce waste.
The green janitorial supplies from Rochester Midland gets its greatest level of efficacy through minor adjustment of cleaning practices, such as a “spray and rotate” technique rather than a “spray and wipe” or implementing a no rinse methodology.
The Certified Green Housekeeping Training Program is focused on educating supervisors, workers, and contractors about cleaning for health, improving current cleaning standards, understanding green cleaning products and equipment, and identifying areas for improvement in a Green Building.
The Green Housekeeping training program covers these and other principles and guidelines for green cleaning during the training and certification provided for your workers and facilities. This program is critical towards securing LEED-EBOM certification. Rochester Midland has been the leader in Green Housekeeping for over 20 years. The comprehensive program helps you clean for health, and improve your indoor air quality and the health and safety of your workers and your building occupants. (LEED Accredited Professionals are available to help with your LEED certification process as well.)
After completing basic training and completing the required open book test administered by a Certified Green Housekeeping Professional, workers will be recognized as Certified Green Housekeepers. You will also know how to audit a building and to help your customers set up a similar program themselves.
To learn more about why green housekeeping is key to green cleaning contact us at (720) 746-0803 or info@GreenCleaningProductsLLC.com.
Benefits of Green Housekeeping for Green Cleaning
When you use the RochesterMidland programs and EnviroCare janitorial supplies you will benefit from a healthier work environment resulting in improved productivity and reduced labor costs. Harry Yarrows, Manager of Building Operations at the Brooklyn Public Library System said, “I would estimate that our chemical costs are down as such as 50% over previous expenditures,” And, Steve Schultz, Sustainability and Energy manager for the Chicago Region of Pharmacia indicated that, “The cleaning contractors benefited in three ways, they was less toxic products for their employees to use, there was a cost savings over the products we previously used, and they could sell the environmentally friendly concept to other customers.” There is no question that the Rochester Midland Green Housekeeping Program is good for business. Margie Virant of The Maids International in our 20% growth.” Rochester Institute of Technology Maintenance Services Team is extremely pleased with the success of their Green Housekeeping program through Rochester Midland. It meets all of their objectives; improved safety and health, ease of use, and training and support.
To learn more about the benefits of green housekeeping contact us at (720) 746-0803 or info@GreenCleaningProductsLLC.com.
Source Reduction of Your Green Janitorial Supplies
Source reduction of the green janitorial supplies is also good for the environment. Even more valuable it is good for your bottom line as why it is important for your business. Having the right dispensing systems also helps improve worker safety by ensuring proper dilution ratios and preventing cross contamination of products.
The portion controlled dispensing systems available also helps improve health and safety by preventing cross-contamination, reducing waste, and ensuring proper use dilution for all products. All of this contributes to reducing the end use costs for your green janitorial supplies. The Chemizer, RMC SNAP!, and EnviroPaks from Rochester Midland offer a wide variety of dispensing and portion control options for your operations.
RMC SNAP! is a high performance system for managing the consumption of your janitorial supplies, thus protecting yoru team and reducing your costs.
Chemical management relies on portioning systems to give you control of critical maintenance factors – cleaning performance, labor costs, and chemical usage. RMC Chemizer SNAP! is a complete and comprehensive chemical management system that provides a fast, easy and accurate portion control system with NO chemical contact. The built in flow control eliminates water pressure problems and gives accurate and consistent dilution every time. The dispenser allows for a controlled bottle fill or lock-on for hands-free bucket or auto scrubber fill.
RMC SNAP!, the latest RochesterMidland innovation in chemical management and is comprised of a simple yet unique, high-tech dispensing unit and Rochester Midland’s comprehensive line of high performance EnviroCare green janitorial supplies and cleaning chemicals contained in special RMC SNAP! Cartridges.
RMC SNAP! provides more than the minimal compliance of OSHA, it is safe and easy to use. The user simply selects the correct cleaning product cartridge (identified by a multi-lingual label, color coded and numbered scheme), snaps it into the Dispensing Unit, and selected bottle or bucket portioning by pushing a button.
This chemical management system is safe as there is no crossover of chemicals; bottles and packages are color codes with a safety chart; labels are bilingual and numbered that is easily referenced on a safety chart. Due to the dispensing strategy, flow control scheme, and leak proof containers is no chemical contact. It is accurate as there are no knobs or dials to turn. Just large green buttons to push for either a bottle or bucket as presented with an easily recognizable visual icon.
This is a great system for managing your janitorial supplies as there is no messing with chemicals. Additionally there is great economy with this system since there is the same dispenser for all RMC SNAP! products. The connector has a quick disconnect; no electricity needed; supporting source reduction the green janitorial chemicals are super concentrate; the mobile units provide flexibility; and less storage is required.
RMC SNAP! dispenses multiple products with patented no chemical carryover technology. One unit handles all RMC SNAP! cartridges with super concentrate green cleaning products. Each RMC SNAP! Product is color coded, numbers, and includes bilingual English and Spanish labeling to help make cleaning straightforward and easy to understand. Together, the RMC SNAP! Dispensing Unit and the RMC SNAP! Cartridges, make for the safest, most accurate and economical chemical management system available.
The RMC SNAP! cartridges are super concentrated that will drastically minimize the amount of green janitorial chemicals plastic waste created.
The RMC SNAP! Mobile Unit or wall unit is a unique and patented system designed for the most popular one super concentrated cartridges (half gallon) of EnviroCare and other green cleaning products. There is no assembly required while ensuring the cartridges snap securely in place. It has dual flow rates (for spray bottle, bucket, and scrubbers fill options) with built-in back flow preventions. The same unit dispenses any of the RMC SNAP! janitorial supplies with no cross contamination, complete with a quick disconnect. It is a failsafe and easy to use chemical management system.
For smaller portions or when far from the janitorial closet, the EnviroPaks, provides a premeasured, portable chemical management system. This ensures no wasted chemicals; no return trips to filling stations or storage areas; and simplifies new employee training. Additionally the EnviroPaks affords great inventory management and minimizes space requirements.
For large containers of EnviroCare janitorial supplies, the Chemizer PLUS is a versatile chemical management system. Different sized products are dispensed from the compact Chemizer PLUS. Easy push button operation eliminates complicated dilution ratios, pumps, measuring cups. As a result the operator is assured of proper dilution control and built-in back flow prevention insuring safe use; dual flow rates to fill mop bucket/cleaning equipment or spray bottles conserves and protects against excessive product distribution; and the color-coded labeling system helps prevents misuse.
With a single source supply with RochesterMidland’s Enviro Care line of green cleaning products and integrated solutions provides:
- Green certification from reputable independent 3rd parties
- Portion control distribution system
- Color coded bottles and multi-lingual application charts and training
- Source reduction through super concentrated cleaners and dispensing systems
This is important because significant savings in quantity of chemical usage, amount of time spent on cleaning, and level of labor required are all aspects of optimizing inventory and minimizing your costs.
To learn more about source reduction contact us at (720) 746-0803 or info@GreenCleaningProductsLLC.com.
Sustainable Environmental Stewardship is Part of Green Cleaning
Comprehensive environmental stewardship is about sustainability. This is the principle of meeting today’s needs without compromising human health and the earth’s ability to provide for our children and future generations through training and awareness; shared success stories, Lessons Learned, and best practices by leveraging renewable resources, bio based products and encouraging sustainable practices such as Green Buildings, Waste Prevention, recycling, and green purchasing.
RochesterMidland was one of ten organizations making up the Green Cleaning Partnership as directed by the Committee for Purchase from People who are Blind or Severely Disabled. Under the Javits-Wagner-O’Day Act (JWOD), currently the Ability One Program, Rochester Midland’s EnviroCare line of products has been selected by the Committee as the brand name partner for environmentally friendly janitorial supplies. The only full line of facility maintenance green janitorial cleaning products. These products are packaged under the Skilcraft label by Lighthouse for the Blind – a National Industries for the Blind (NIB) Agency.
People who are Blind or Severely Disabled are packaging EnviroCare at the Lighthouse for the Blind facility operated by LHB Industries in St. Louis, creating jobs for the disabled and bringing preferable green janitorial supplies to Federal and commercial customers. As a result the EnviroCare evolution is truly encompassing sustainability. John Thompson, President of LHB Industries, said, “We are confident that you will find these EnviroCare products to be consistent with then quality you have come to know and expect from us.”
The Farm Security and Rural Investment Act encourages purchasing of biobased products to support and advance American agriculture; promotes redevelopment in rural counties; protects the environment; and enhances energy security. The biobased EnviroCare product line of janitorial supplies from Rochester Midland has been recognized by the USDA biopreferred program for it’s innovative and progressive technology.
Furthermore the EnviroCare green cleaning products meets several Presidential Executive Orders, including:
- 12873 Environmentally Preferable Products and Services;
- 13101 Greening the Government;
- 13134 The Utilization of Bio-Based Products; and
- 13148 Greening the Government through Leadership in Environmental Management.
To learn more about sustainable environmental stewartship, contact us at info@GreenCleaningProductsLLC.com or (720) 746-0803.
Why Rochester Midland
In short for a Clean, Healthy, and Safe Green. Rochester Midland was founded over 120 years ago, in 1888. They have the experience to know the value of not only learning from history but living it. Innovation has been a cornerstone of their vision, for your benefit today.
Rochester Midland is large enough to support global initiatives, yet small enough to be innovatively responsive to changing conditions. RochesterMidland is privately owned and are more focused on long term partnerships than short term quarterly energy statements. As evidenced by the Green Housekeeping training and certification program and development of the EnviroCare product line, they have developed strategically and are broad enough to offer bundling and economies but focused enough to provide the training and support needed to make you and your team successful.
Rochester Midland leverages program integration value of a comprehensive green cleaning strategy versus preseneting only the single product benefits. An example is the sanitizing process where it is integrated with waste treatment to increase efficiency and effectiveness while lowering overall operating costs. Green Cleaning Products partners with RochesterMidland, a company that considers its business is to understand your business, and enable you to focus on goals that matter to you and receive solutions that fit your situation. By identifying your needs, implementing solutions, and providing support, Green Cleaning Products can help optimize your operations, education your employees, improve your work environment, and continually identify opportunities to increase return on investment (ROI).
In summary, we are your partner for sustainable solutions for health, productivity and the environment.
To learn more about why Rochester Midland, contact us at info@GreenCleaningProductsLLC.com or (720) 746-0803.
Experience in Green Cleaning Matters
RochesterMidland EnviroCare products and the Green Housekeeping Certification Program lead the industry with the most advanced, comprehensive, and complete program available for green cleaning. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and President’s Council on Sustainable Development have officially acknowledged Rochester Midland as leaders in green housekeeping. Rochester Midland works closely with Green Seal and participating on the committee for Greening the Hospitality Industry and Standards for I & I Cleaning Products in providng leaderhsip to the sustainability and environmentally focused businesses. Rochester Midland has received the Outstanding Reformulation Award from the North American Hazardous Materials Management Association, and has been officially recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency for Outstanding Service in Developing and Implementing the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards Program. Supporting GSA and EPA with the White House Closing the Circle Award and are members of Co-op America, Environmental Management Association, US Green Building Council (USGBC), and serves on the Advisory Committee of the Massachusetts Toxic Use Reduction Institute (TURI).
Rochester Midland has the leader in green cleaning since the mid 1980’s and are committed to protecting our environment and the health and safety of your building occupants. This is critical to your successful and comprehensive sustainability program.
1986: Introduced biobased green cleaning products
1988: Introduced Enviro Care product line
1996: “Best New Biobased Technology” award from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
1997: One of the recipients of the White House Closing the Circle Award
2002: First company in the world to receive Green Seal GS-37 certification
2003: Second time co-recipient of White House Closing the Circle (CTC) Award for “Environmental Preferability – Civilian.”
2004: RochesterMidland Certified Green Housekeeping Professional Program introduced
2007: EcoLogo certification on EnviroCare Floor Care and Biologic product lines
2007: Environmental Leadership Award from the Rochester Business Journal
- Chaired ASTM committee on Standards for Environmentally Preferable Cleaner
- Chaired President Clinton’s Green Chemistry Challenge Awards Program
- Recipient of Outstanding Reformulation Award (North America Hazardous Material Association
- Recipient of Best Technology at Biobased Products Expo, sponsored by Dept. of Energy, Dept of Agriculture, and the New Uses Council.
- Recipent of Green Seal Environmental Partner certificate for promoting environmentally responsible business practices
- Recipient of Challenge recognition for outstanding service in developing and implementing the President Green Chemistry Challenge.
- Nominated the President’s Council on Sustainable Development Action Committee to help implement community based development programs with focus on green housekeeping and property maintenance.
In summary, benefits of the Green Housekeeping Certification, EnviroCare product line, and RMC SNAP! dispensing strategy to employees, building occupants and owners include:
- Improved Indoor Air Quality
- A Healthier Workplace
- Reduced Long Term Maintenance Costs
- Improved Productivity and Attendance
- Marketability of Organization and Facility
Benefits to Building Service Contractors and Custodial Service Companies include:
- Increased Revenues
- More Productive Workers
- Marketability of Company and Services
- Stability with Customers
- Safer Materials and Less Exposure to Hazardous Materials
- Reduced Waste
To learn more about why experience in green cleaning matters to you contact us at (720) 746-0803 or info@GreenCleaningProductsLLC.com.
Green cleaning is done efficiently and cost effectively with the EnviroCare green cleaning products from Rochester Midland. A combination of green janitorial supplies, the green certification program for Green Housekeeping, 3rd party validation, coupled with the technical expertise and support from Green Cleaning Products LLC will provide you with environmentally friendly and sustainable solutions for health, productivity and the environment.