Celebrating 26 years of building maintenance in the Puget Sound.

Green Cleaning

Summit Building Maintenance strives to achieve a healthier and cleaner environment by identifying, promoting products, and partnering with property managers who recognize the benefit of becoming environmentally responsible.

– Summit’s Sustainable Cleaning Mission Statement

We are partners with a leading chemical supplier that actively promotes and sells non-toxic, biodegradable certified cleaning products to minimize the impact on human health and the environment.
HEPA filter vacuum cleaners and floor equipment decrease dust, lower noise emissions, energy usage and cleaning solutions waste. Our equipment helps to reduce health problems associated with allergens and other air particles.
The use of microfiber requires less chemicals, minimizes laundry, and reduces the number of bacteria by 99%, whereas a conventional cleaning material reduces this number only by 33%. Their electrostatic properties give them a high dust-attracting power.
We actively promote the use of and sell post-consumer recycled paper/sanitary products.
We are an active members of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). We understand that we need to lead by example. We are always learning, educating and adapting.
We promote and lead in innovation for increasing recycling standards for our tenants and property managers.
We guard against over use of water in our cleaning process. Best practices in assuring unnecessary flushing toilets and urinals, or running water from sinks and janitor closets.

The Way Forward

Leading The Conversation - One of the best ways to reduce the impact on the environment is to assist our clients in building and running more responsible buildings. We enjoy working with our tenants and property managers, assisting them in creating their environmental Action Plan or to become LEED® certified. In 2014 we plan on initiating the conversation with our asset managers that will encourage them to review their environmental objectives and goals and collaborate together in ways they can be seen as leader in their industry.

Bio-renewable Chemicals - The next generation of sustainable chemicals will be Bio-renewable. Instead of petroleum, these bio-renewable products are derived from renewable, sustainable, and low environmental impact resources such as agricultural and/or forestry materials. In 2014 we plan on testing these products and integrating them into our regular Green Cleaning Program. We plan on stocking a wide supply of these chemicals for our customers to see and experiment with.

Minimize Waste & Maximizing Recycle - In 2014 we plan on introducing a "Minimize Your Waste By Maximizing Your Recycling" campaign. By removing traditional trash cans beneath each desk we would encourage use of one 28-quart recycling bin and a smaller 3-quart mini garbage bin that can hang from the side of the recycling bin. This campaign will build great awareness around recycling and promote personal responsibility.