UBC Building Operations has established a UBC Green Housekeeping policy and program, which includes the following initiatives.
GREEN CLEANING PRODUCTS
At UBC, we use high quality, non-toxic EcoLogo certified cleaning products (or approved alternates) in all spaces at UBC. And by using portion controlled Green Seal certified chemical dispensers, we reduce the amount of chemicals used, ensure proper dilution, and save money.
We use 100 per cent recycled paper towels and toilet paper, eco-friendly Dyson Airblade hand dryers, and degradable garbage bags manufactured in Canada in all academic buildings.
recycled paper towels and toilet paper, eco-friendly Dyson Airblade hand dryers, and degradable garbage bags
ENGAGING CUSTODIAL STAFF
We provide custodial staff with the tools to perform their work in a healthy and safe manner, including ergonomic and lightweight cleaning equipment, as well as auto scrubbers, to make tasks more comfortable and less labour intensive.
In addition, we give custodial staff new eco-friendly products to test and provide feedback prior to purchasing.
Find out more about UBC’s Building Operations department’s custodial initiatives.