As a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), The Budd Group is dedicated to managing our business, and your facilities, in an environmentally responsible manner. Accordingly, it is our corporate policy to protect the quality and diversity of our environment and continually improve our performance with regards to sustainable, ecologically sound best practices.
The Budd Group can help you reduce your impact on the environment through our family of green programs, which exceed LEED standards and meet CIMS-GB standards. We also provide environmentally friendly solutions for customers who are currently pursuing LEED certification to help them reach compliance.
Green Cleaning Program
When it comes to choosing the best cleaning solutions, practices, equipment and personnel training, our Green Cleaning Program defines our commitment to environmentally conscious cleaning and sanitation procedures. The main goal is to promote and maintain a safe and healthy workplace while improving the environmental quality of our operations and the surrounding communities.
LEED Certification Program
The Budd Group has partnered with Diversey, a leading provider of commercial cleaning, sanitation and hygiene solutions, to develop a comprehensive green janitorial program especially designed for clients wishing to achieve LEED certification. We have dedicated staff members to help you stay current with the latest LEED and USGBC information in order to achieve maximum LEED credits for your building.
Green Cleaning Training
In partnership with Diversey, we have launched an employee training program, called Healthy High Performance Cleaning, to help our clients reach LEED certification. This training program has a proven track record with the USGBC and complies with LEED certification requirements for buildings across the United States.
Offering everything from high-speed buffers with dust control to HEPA vacuum cleaners that meet the Carpet and Rug Institute’s standards, The Budd Group’s cleaning equipment program is designed specifically to help clients achieve LEED certification.
Green Seal Chemicals
The USGBC requires that 90% of chemicals purchased each year must meet either a Green Seal or EPA standard. Our chemical program is designed to meet all the requirements for LEED certification, and The Budd Group is currently using only Green Seal cleaning chemicals for all general commercial cleaning and floor work.
Paper Products and Trash Liners
The Budd Group uses only Green Seal paper products, including paper towels, toilet paper and toilet seat covers. All these paper products meet or exceed the recycled requirements set by the USGBC. In addition, to comply with LEED standards, we use trash liners that meet or exceed US EPA standards for recycled material.
A significant portion of the LEED certification program pertains to the documentation and recording of information for janitorial cleaning. Recorded logs are required for various items such as employee training, chemical storage, equipment repair, floor maintenance and carpet care. The Budd Group understands these requirements and has the necessary experience to ensure that all information is documented correctly according to LEED standards.
What is LEED?
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most frequently used green building rating system in the world. It was developed by the USGBC. This system establishes a process to provide healthy and environmentally responsible green buildings. LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement.