Our customers look to us to help with their sustainability efforts too. Before green even became a world-wide buzzword, we developed The BBM Green Care™ program. Implemented in 2005, Green Care leads the industry in providing solutions for a cleaner and healthier environment. BBM is currently green cleaning more than 120 million square feet of building space. Green Care includes green cleaning, recycling and energy services that:
- Enhance indoor air quality
- Employ eco-friendly processes and products
- Conserve energy and natural resources
Go Green: Cleaning Options Makes It Easy
If you want to go green, cleaning offered through the BBM Green Care™ program will help you become Squeaky Green™.
You can begin by switching to healthier cleaning products and methods, including environmentally friendly carpet cleaning. Whatever options you choose from the many we offer, Green Care is the eco-friendly way to take care of your facility and its occupants.
Go green with cleaning chemicals. Replacing traditional cleaning chemicals is a simple way to make your surroundings healthier without increasing costs. Green Care uses private label Green Seal certified or environmentally preferable products (or similar products of your choice). We only employ chemicals proven to clean effectively, while gentle to people and the environment. In addition, our green cleaning methods include the use of concentrated formulas and proper onsite dilution. Concentrated chemicals come in smaller containers for less waste and easier shipping (less fuel).
You can also go green with cleaning supplies and tools. Microfiber dusting cloths and flat mops outperform traditional materials and can often be used to remove soils without the need for chemical compounds. Microfiber captures and removes pollutants instead of just moving them around. This miracle of technology can be laundered and reused, minimizing waste.
The Need For Green Cleaning Solutions
Did you know?
The need for green cleaning solutions makes sense when you consider that North Americans spend 90% of their time indoors and exposure to pollution can be up to 100 times greater inside than out. (1) Companies going green can positively impact the annual maintenance of buildings where we work and live, which now requires:
- 5 Billion lbs. of cleaning and coating chemicals
- 4.5 Billion lbs. of janitorial paper products (or 50 Million trees)
- 36 Billion plastic trash can liners
- 20 Million vacuum cleaners
Companies Going Green Reap Benefits
- Optimized life-cycle economic performance
- Increased building valuation and ROI
- Decreased vacancy, improved retention
Health & Productivity Benefits
- Enhanced occupant comfort and health
- Improved employee performance and productivity
- Reduced absenteeism and turnover
- Reduced natural resource consumption
- Minimized strain on local infrastructures and improved quality of life
- Public recognition for environmental stewardship
BBM Knows Green Cleaning
If you are concerned about the environment and the health of your facility, BBM offers Green Care, our customizable, green cleaning program. Whether you’ve become an expert on cleaning green or are just wondering where to begin, we can help
Want to start small? We can begin with basic green cleaning options, such as switching to Green Seal certified cleaning products. Green Care can also take a broader approach to cleaning green and include things like, recycling programs and touchless water conservation equipment. Whatever route you choose, there are simple steps you can take to decrease pollutants spread throughout your facility and to promote indoor air quality. Green cleaning provides benefits to businesses, buildings, occupants, visitors, and the environment.
For our customers working toward LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, your Green Care program from BBM will include use of the green cleaning products and procedures required to earn points toward certification. By being able to speak intelligently to our customers about this emerging trend as it relates to janitorial, we truly become a partner in achieving your green goals.