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At Powell Industries Inc., our efforts apply to all buildings we service to control cleaning and janitorial maintenance activities. The intent is to minimize exposure of building occupants and maintenance personnel to potentially hazardous chemical, biological and particle contaminants which may adversely impact air quality, health, building finishes and systems, and the environment, and to balance these needs with the cost and quality of the managed systems to provide a sustainable approach to cleaning and janitorial maintenance for our clients and their customers.
encompasses more than the concept of minimizing exposure of personnel to potentially hazardous chemicals. We must also consider the life cycle of the building materials and maintenance methods, and incorporate concepts of total cost of performance, safety in use and application, and overall environmental impact. All stages of sustainable building cleaning can be measured for environmental performance, including product selection, installation, operation, long-term maintenance, and eventual disposal.
The intent of Green Seals environmental requirements is to reduce, to the extent technologically and economically feasible, the environmental impacts associated with the manufacture, use and disposal of products. Green Seal offers LEED certification for all products covered by its standards.
LEED which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is an internationally recognized certification system that measures how well a building or community performs across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.
Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED provides building owners and operators a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.
LEED is flexible enough to apply to all building types commercial as well as residential. It works throughout the building lifecycle design and construction, operations and maintenance, tenant fit out, and significant retrofit. And LEED for Neighborhood Development extends the benefits of LEED beyond the building footprint into the neighborhood it serves.
-Identifies products that are designed and manufactured in an environmentally responsible manner;
-Offers scientific analyses to help consumers make educated purchasing decisions regarding environmental impacts;
-Ensures consumers that any product bearing the Green Seal Certification mark has earned the right to use it; and
-Encourages manufacturers to develop new products that are significantly less damaging to the environment than their predecessors.
Powell Industries Inc. has made great strides in working toward being good stewards of our environment, including identifying cleaning chemicals, disposable paper products and floor maintenance products that meet the requirements of Green Seal a nonprofit organization devoted to environmental standard setting, product certification, and public education.
Our goal is simple: Add value for our clients. We listen and respond to
our customers' needs to find cost-effective ways to improve quality.
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