Promoting Green Cleaning on Campus

Food, Health and Wellness Internal Culture Waste Prevention and Recycling Energy and Climate

WFF Facility Services utilizes Green CleanSM, a cleaning program that is designed to increase the health and indoor air quality of our buildings for the benefit of faculty, staff, students and the environment. Our program includes not only includes the use of Green Seal® and similar green certified products, it takes a holistic approach to sustainability and incorporates our unique philosophy that health is directly tied to employee satisfaction. This includes the use of compliant equipment, procedures, training, occupant issues, recycling and more. WFF is committed to developing and maintaining an environment that enhances human health and fosters a transition toward sustainability through:

  • Demonstrating institutional practices that promote sustainability, including measures to increase efficiency and use of renewable resources, and to decrease waste and hazardous materials,
  • Promoting health, productivity and safety of the WFF Facility Services community through design and maintenance of the built environment.
  • Enhancing the health of our buildings’ ecosystems.
  • Developing planning tools to enable comparative analysis of sustainability implications and to support long-term economic, environmental and socially responsible decision-making.
  • Encouraging environmental inquiry and institutional learning throughout the company.
  • Establishing indicators for sustainability that will enable monitoring reporting and continuous improvement.

By utilizing Green Seal certified products, as well as Environmentally Preferred Products (EPA), we’re doing our part to enhance and protect delicate ecosystems, improve air and water quality, as well as reduce solid waste and conserve natural resources. Through the use of high-efficiency green-labeled vacuums, and by replacing electric powered equipment with gel battery powered equipment, we are able to better evaluate energy use and eliminate wasted energy.

WFF also practices everyday energy conservation methods to prevent waste. Turning off lights in empty rooms and making the most out of natural daylight, especially during the spring and summer months, easy-to-implement steps to increased energy conservation.