Green Cleaning

Facilities Management at Dalhousie University has been using green cleaning practices for over 20 years.

Dalhousie has a Green Cleaning Policy which serves as a guideline for green cleaning standards and practices. The university is committed to following the guideline in Green Cleaning Policy [118 - KB]. An educational program has been developed for custodial staff and supervisors on health and sustainability, including proper procedures for safety, tools, techniques, and environmental standards.

The policy goals include:

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  • reducing the amount of products purchased and used thus reducing waste and costs;
  • purchasing sustainable flooring products that are durable and are suited to diverse occupant settings in a campus environment;
  • increasing waste diversion 2;
  • reducing energy and water consumption through intelligent equipment purchases and custodial practices.