Helpful References

EPA (US Environmental Protection Agency) – The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment.

EPA Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines – Promoting a system approach to reducing materials use and the associated environmental impacts over the materials’ entire life cycle.

EPA Design for the Environment Program – Programs and tools to help evaluate human health and environmental attributes of chemicals in products.

EPA Tools for Schools – Promoting a healthy learning environment at schools to reduce absenteeism, improve test scores and enhance student and staff productivity.

OSHA Standards – Info on the rulemaking process used to develop workplace health and safety standards, and links to all Federal Register notices that are currently open for comment.

NYC Sanitation Notice – Rules on recycling, etc.

Resale Certificate, State of CT

Resale Certificate, State of NJ

Resale Certificate, State of NY

CHPS (Collaborative for High-Performance Schools) – National movement to improve student performance and the entire educational experience by building the best possible schools.

Clean Air Choices – Provides a one-stop resource for information on the benefits of using clean technologies on the road and in your home (by South Coast Air Quality Management District).

CleanGredients – Database of chemical ingredients used primarily to formulate residential, institutional, industrial, and janitorial cleaning products that have been pre-approved to meet the U.S. EPA’s Safer Choice Standard.

CRI (Carpet & Rug Institute, Inc.) – Information for consumers, commercial stakeholders and the industry about carpet and rugs – from health benefits and environmental efforts to trends and advice.

GGHC (Green Guide for Health Care) – Advances compelling healthcare specific and health focused tools, technical guidance and educational resources.

Green Hotels Association – Committed to encouraging, promoting and supporting ecological consciousness in the Hospitality industry.

Green Restaurant Association – Encourages restaurants to green their operations using transparent, science-based certification standards.

Green Seal – Develops Environmental Leadership Standards that are credible, transparent and essential to helping manufacturers, purchasers, and consumers make responsible choices.

GreenBlue – Brings together a diversity of stakeholders to encourage innovation and best practices to promote the creation of a more sustainable materials economy.

Greenguard Certification (from UL Environment) – Helps manufacturers create – and helps buyers identify – interior products and materials that have low chemical emissions, improving the quality of the air in which the products are used.

HCWH (Heath Care Without Harm) – Seeks to transform the health sector worldwide, without compromising patient safety or care, so that it becomes ecologically sustainable and a leading advocate for environmental health and justice.

Healthy Schools Network, Inc. – Fosters the national healthy school environments movement.

Network – A leading distribution solution for supply chain management professionals handling multi-site programs.

SCS Global Services (formerly Scientific Certification Systems, Inc.) – Provider of third-party environmental, sustainability and food quality certification, auditing, testing and standards development.

Sustainable Hospitals – Information on reducing environmental pollution and potential harm to health in health care practices.

UL Environment Initiatives – Advances the recognition of sustainable products and drive purchaser clarity by bringing trusted transparency to the green marketplace.

USGBC (US Green Building Council) – Committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings.

BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association International) – Source of information on building management and operations, development, leasing, building operating costs, energy consumption patterns, local and national building codes, legislation, occupancy statistics, technological developments and other industry trends.

BSCAI (Building Service Contractors Association International) – Provides contractor-specific educational programs, individual certifications, publications, a members-only purchasing program, seminars, industry data and research and networking opportunities, all developed specifically for leaders in the building service contracting industry.

ISSA (International Sanitary Supply Association) – Provides trade shows, industry news, business tools, educational products, industry standards, publications, and legislative and regulatory services that specifically focus on the professional cleaning industry.