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Best Practices

OGS has compiled best practices for the types and use of equipment and chemical products; plans, procedures, and policies; training; and preventive measures. The best practices are organized into five categories; general, carpet, floor, food area/kitchen, and restroom cleaning. Users can filter for categories by selecting from a dropdown list.

For those facilities where the U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification is a consideration, OGS has flagged best practices that, in part or in whole, contribute toward obtaining credits for a LEED Existing Building Certification. These best practices fall into the Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) section of the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance Green Building Rating System and are cited as LEED-EB IEQ. For more information, this document is available for download in the Additional Resources section of this website.

Best Practices in Action (Coming Soon!)
Best Practices in Action provides profiles of schools and state agencies that exemplify excellent green cleaning programs in New York State. A form can be downloaded from the Customizable Documents and Templates section of the website by schools and state agencies that wish to apply for this recognition.

Additional Resources
Many helpful additional resources are available.
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