These Green Cleaning Guidelines serve two primary functions:

First, the guidelines inform and educate facility managers and maintenance staff on how to meet green housekeeping certification requirements – the standard maintenance protocols and practices for all Penn interior spaces.

Second, the Guidelines serve to demonstrate that new construction and renovation projects at the University of Pennsylvania meet and exceed the requirements for a “green cleaning and housekeeping” innovation credit as part of the US Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED criteria. The intent for a green cleaning/housekeeping innovation credit is to reduce exposure of building occupants and maintenance personnel to potentially hazardous.

Download the Guidelines here.