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  • Green Cleaning

    Cleaning to protect both health and the environment.
  • LEED

    The U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ is a nationally accepted benchmark.
  • Borax

    A natural salt, also known as sodium borate, that has become popular as a nontoxic ingredient in homemade green cleaners.
  • IICRC

    An acronym for the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, now known as the The Clean Trust, a standards and certification organization.
  • The Clean Trust

    Formerly known as The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), The Clean Trust is an ANSI-accredited standards setting body for the flooring inspection, floor covering and specialized fabric cleaning, and disaster restoration industries.
  • Trisodium phosphate (TSP)

    A granular, alkaline cleaning product sold in hardware and paint stores.
  • Well-Ventilated Area

    Another term you’ll see frequently. What do we mean?
  • Pressure Washer

    They’re great outdoor cleaning tools, but they can cause severe injury or damage if misused.
  • Ionizer

    A device that generates ions (usually negatively charged), sometimes for the purpose of cleaning the air.
  • ICF or Insulating Concrete Form

    Insulating Concrete Forms or ICFs are popular in green building projects because of their thermal performance, durability, non-outgassing materials, and other reasons.
  • Water softener

    Water softeners improve water’s sudsing ability, save on soap costs, make cleaning easier, and reduce mineral buildup or scale.
  • Mats

    Want to stop dirt and dust at the door so it does not damage floors or become airborne? Try a set of these.
  • Microbes

    The scientific name for what many people call germs or bugs. Microbes contribute to bad smelling bathrooms, but also function as natural cleaning agents.
  • Vapor Steam Cleaners

    Vapor steam cleaners are versatile machines that offer the benefit of chemical-free cleaning.
  • Organic Chemical, Compound

    Any substance that has carbon molecules in its structure.
  • Air Cleaner

    There are several different types, but these useful appliances are no substitute for good cleaning and other preventive measures.
  • N95 respirator

    An essential tool used to protect people from hazardous fumes during certain jobs.
  • Volatile Organic Compound (VOC)

    A class of hundreds of different molecular compounds containing carbon that easily evaporates, often released from building materials and found as contaminants in indoor air.
  • Range fan

    The hood has a removable filter that’s essential for reducing airborne grease.
  • Wood: Softwood vs Hardwood

    How to chose the best wood for your home and health.

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