Environmental Health and Safety
Green Cleaning


CMS Custodial Services takes pride in providing clean and safe learning environments. Green cleaning is  healthier for staff and students because one of the benefits of Green cleaning chemicals is the elimination of scents which can trigger asthma or upper respiratory irritants. 

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Green Cleaning is defined as cleaning to protect health without harming the environment. A Green Cleaning program goes beyond chemical and equipment choices. It includes policies, procedures, training and shared responsibility efforts that minimize the impact of cleaning materials on the health of building occupants and protect the environment as a whole.


The number of cleaning chemicals in use by CMS has been reduced  from twelve to four.  Cleaning products are dispensed through a dilution system reducing  the amount of water used, resources necessary for packaging, transportation costs and eliminates the need for staff to handle the more harsh cleaning chemical concentrates. 


Custodial Services is also converting custodial equipment to more environmentally friendly options as well. Vacuum cleaners with HEPA filters that catch tiny airborne particulate and battery operated burnishers that do not exhaust green house gases are examples of such technologies.


Choices in cleaning products, equipment and procedures also dramatically impact the lifespan of building materials and furnishings while preserving the environment. CMS Custodial Services staff prides itself in trying to provide students and staff with the most environmentally friendly learning environment possible.

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Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
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