Imagine two scenarios that take place commonly across America. The first is in a private-sector boardroom of a corporation looking for ways to improve its bottom-line. The second in the public-sector board meeting of a school district seeking to improve fiscal efficiencies, as well as student results on standardized tests.
Today, building owners across the world are looking for ways to minimize their operating costs and cut down on their environmental impact. As a result, interest in LEED certification has continued to grow. An owner seeking LEED certification for their building may be surprised to learn that reducing the environmental impact of a property’s pest management program is a relatively easy way to obtain two LEED credit points.
“When you walk onto a campus, you want it to be an educational environment that is conducive to learning,” says Larry Price, director of facilities at Everett (Wash.) Community College. “Good cleaning helps with that philosophy; when you walk onto our campus, you know you’re in an environment that will foster success."