Interested in LEED Green Building Certification?
Getting your building LEED certified is a lot of work! Because of our experience we are able to quickly and effectively set up and implement a LEED program that will get you the 2 points available for IEQ Credit 10.4 & 10.5 Green Cleaning: Low Environmental Impact Pest Management Policies, which are as follows:
IEQ Credit 10.4 & 10.5
Green Cleaning: Low Environmental Impact Pest Management Policy
Value: 2 Points
Intent: Reduce exposure of building occupants to contaminants that adversely impact the indoor environment.
Implement an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program that demonstrates a comprehensive approach including interior and exterior measures, and that utilizes environmentally friendly control methods such as regular inspection, pest exclusion, structural control measures, mechanical removal, biological control and pesticide application rather than simple reliance on pesticides and insecticides.
The plan shall include a communication strategy to provide notification of the IPM system. This shall include information and notice to tenants or directly to occupants in an owner-occupied building. The notice shall include a description of the integrated pest management system and a list of all pesticides, including any least toxic pesticide that may be used in the building as a part of the integrated pest management system; the name, address, and telephone number of the contact person of the building; and a statement that the contact person maintains the product label and material safety data sheet (MSDS) of each pesticide used in the building, that the label or MSDS is available for review upon request, and that the contact person is available for information and comment.
The communication strategy shall address “Universal Notification”, which requires notification not less than 72 hours before pesticide, other than a least toxic pesticide, is applied in a building or on surrounding grounds that the building maintains.
The plan shall address under what circumstances an emergency application of pesticides in a building or on the surrounding grounds being maintained by the building can be conducted without complying with the earlier provisions. In addition, address notification strategies to ensure the occupants and janitorial workers are notified 24 hours in advance of the pesticide application are required.
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