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Pioneer Building Services Achieves Green Seal™ GS-42 Certification

September 8, 2010

GS-42 is the nation’s highest standard for cleaning to protect health and the environment

Maryland – Sept. 7, 2010 - Pioneer Building Services, a Maryland-based janitorial company, recently became the fourth company in the Washington Metropolitan area to achieve the prestigious Green Seal GS-42 Certification for cleaning service providers. Green Seal is the leading, independent provider of certification and science-based standards for cleaning to protect health and the environment. Read more.


Montgomery College Expands Green Initiatives, Adopts Green Seal™ GS-42 Compliant Cleaning Program

December 21, 2009

The College’s Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus Facilities Department completes the Building Wellness Institute’s GS 42 accredited Certification Training program, paving the way toward environmental wellness

ROCKVILLE, MD, December 11, 2009—Montgomery College’s Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus Facilities Department recently completed the Building Wellness Institute Certification Training, the first green cleaning training program in the nation to receive GS 42 accreditation through Green Seal. The adoption of a GS 42 cleaning program supports Montgomery College’s efforts to maintain a sustainable and cost-effective resource conservation program. Read more.


Executive Snapshot: Marion E. Stecklow

December 10, 2009

From The Maryland Business Gazette: Building Wellness Institute Executive Director Marion Stecklow is profiled. Read more.


Penguin Care Sheds Name, Re-brands

December 10, 2009

From the Washington Business Journal: A report on the Building Wellness Institute launch in the Nation’s Capital’s leading local business journal. Read more.


Building Wellness Institute Becomes Nation’s First Accredited Training Program For Green, Healthy Cleaning to Comply with the Green Seal GS-42 Standard

May 29, 2009

Training program for cleaning schools, office buildings and other facilities is now accredited for green cleaning training.

SILVER SPRING, MD, May 29, 2009—The Building Wellness Institute today announced that its Building Wellness Certification Training is the first green cleaning training program in the nation to receive GS-42 accreditation through Green Seal’s accreditation agency. Green Seal recognizes EcoMetrical Corporation as the independent entity responsible for the GS-42 Training Accreditation Program (GS-42 TAP), through which Building Wellness Institute received its accreditation. Read more.


Daycon Launches Building Wellness Institute

May 27, 2009

New organization's GS-42 accredited green cleaning training improves the health of building occupants and paves the way to environmental wellness recognition

SILVER SPRING, MD, May 27, 2009—Daycon Products Company, Inc., one of the largest cleaning and maintenance suppliers, today announced that its green cleaning training division, Penguin Care, is now an independent organization with a new name and expanded mission. The Building Wellness Institute is dedicated to providing building service contractors (BSCs) and facility/environmental services managers the training they need to meet the requirements of the Green Seal® GS-42 certification program. Read more.


Healthy School Environment and Enhanced Educational Performance – The Case of Charles Young Elementary School, Washington, DC

May 19, 2009

Read the Carpet and Rug Institute’s report about how the Charles E. Young School improved students’ performance and attendance by going green. Read more.


Certifications Improving Services, Elevating the Industry

May 19, 2009

A growing number of certifications and training programs based on environmental and procedural standards are available for building service contractors to pursue. From internal improvements in management, efficiencies and employee satisfaction to external benefits such as a sales and marketing edge, contractors are excited about how certification is helping their business. Read more.

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