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  • APPA - The Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers, 'Custodial Staffing Guidelines for Educational Facilities,’ 2nd edition, 1998.
  • Ashkin, Stephen and Holly, David, 'Green Cleaning for Dummies,’ ISSA Special Edition, Wiley Publishing, Inc., 2007.
  • ASTM, 'Standard Guide on Stewardship for Cleaning Commercial and Institutional Buildings,’ (E1971-05).
  • Berry, Michael A., Dr., 'Healthy School Environment and Enhanced Education Performance The Case of Charles Young Elementary School Washington, D. C.,’ Prepared for the Carpet and Rug Institute, January 12, 2002.
  • Berry, Michael A., ‘Protecting The Built Environment: Cleaning For Health,’ Tricomm Twenty First Press, 1994.
  • Betco Corporation, 'Green Cleaning-Cleaning for Health and the Environment Training Library Work Book,’ http://www.betco.com.
  • Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) Website - http://www.carpet-rug.org
  • Cleaning for Healthy Schools Website - http://www.cleaningforhealthyschools.org
  • The Collaborative for High Performance Design, Inc. (CHPS) Website - http://www.chps.net
    • ‘CHPS Best Practices Manual IV Maintenance & Operations,’ 2004.
  • Enviro Solutions Website – http://www.enviro-solution.com
  • The Green Schools Initiative Website - http://www.greenschools.net
  • GS-42 Green Seal - Environmental Standard for Cleaning Services
  • Buck, Jill, 'Planning Guide for School-Site Going Green Teams,’ The Green Schools Initiative Association, http://www.gogreeninitiative.org/PDF/PlanningGuide.pdf.
  • Healthy Schools Network, Inc, 'Guide to Green Cleaning - Healthier Cleaning & Maintenance Practices and Products for Schools,’ 2006.
  • Holly, David R., The Ashkin Group, LLC, 'Going Green - An Introduction to Implementing Green Cleaning Programs,’ Presented March 23, 2006, http://www.ashkingroup.com/tradeshow.htm.
  • Hospitals for a Health Environment, 'H2E 10 Step Guides to Green Cleaning Implementation,’ October 2006, http://www.H2E-Online.org.
  • Gabriel First Corporation Website - http://www.gabrielfirst.com/products/gag/gagindex.htm
  • INFORM, Inc. Website - http://www.informinc.org:
    • 'Cleaning for Health: Best Practices,’ 2006.
    • 'Cleaning for Health: Products and Practices for a Safer Indoor Environment,’ 2002.
    • 'Cleaning for School Health Asthmagens in Institutional Cleaning Products,’ 2006.
    • 'Implementing Environmentally Preferable Cleaning Practices: An Eight Step Plan,’ 2006.
    • 'Walk-Through Inspection Check List,’ 2006.
    • Westinghouse, Carol, 'Cleaning for Health in New England Schools,’ 2007.
  • International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA) Website - http://www.issa.com/
    Janitorial Products Pollution Prevention Project, ‘Be Healthy, Clean Safely,’ April 2000, http://www.westp2net.org/Janitorial/Richmond%20Report.pdf.
  • NY State Education Department, 'Control of Communicable Disease in the School Setting Guidelines,’ Updated August 2005.
  • NY State Education Department, 'NY-CHPS Version 1.0 High Performance Schools Guidelines: An Appendix of the New York State Education Department Manual of Planning Standards,’ Prepared in Cooperation with the Collaborative for High Performance Schools, Inc, March 2006.
  • Office of the Federal Environmental Executive, ‘Green Cleaning Pollution Prevention Calculator,’ http://www.ofee.gov/janitor/index.asp.
  • School Facilities Maintenance Task Force, National Forum on Education Statistics and the Association of School Business Officials International, ‘Planning Guide for Maintaining School Facilities,’ February 2003.
  • Segura, Ron, 'The Collaborative for High Performance Schools, Cleaning and Products & Equipment' (Slideshow), 2005.
  • The Janitorial Store, 'Green Cleaning: Everything You need to Know About Providing Environmentally Friendly Cleaning Services,’ e-book, http://www.TheJanitorialStore.com.
  • U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Forum on Education Statistics. ‘Planning Guide for Maintaining School Facilities,’ NCES 2003-347, prepared by T. Szuba, R. Young, and the School Facilities Maintenance Task Force. Washington, DC: 2003.
  • United State Department of the Interior, Green the Department of the Interior Website:
  • U.S. Green Building Council, 'LEED Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance,’ September 2008, http://www.usgbc.org/ShowFile.aspx?DocumentID=5545
  • Young, Jennie (Editor), National Education Association and Heath Information Network, 'Take a Deep Breath and Thank Your Custodian - Tips and Tools for Improving IAQ in Schools,’ 2004.
  • Cleaning for Health Schools Toolkit Website – http://www.cleaningforhealthyschools.org
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Websites:
  • Western Sustainability and Pollution Prevention Network Website - http://www.wrppn.org/Janitorial/factsheets.cfm
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