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Sno-Isle Libraries earns Green Seal recognition for healthy, sustainable cleaning practices

Originally published Apr. 25, 2014

Sno-Isle Libraries is the first library system in Washington state to receive Green Seal certification in recognition of its healthy and sustainable cleaning practices.

That’s no small feat, given that a library is much more demanding to clean than an office building, according to Chris J. Andersen of ServiceMaster Building Maintenance. The typical office doesn’t have 1,200 to 1,500 customers coming through every day. Nor is it open for extended hours, six or seven days a week.

“On top of that, you add in a lot of children,” Andersen said of the challenge of cleaning libraries. “And lots of high-touch points, whether it’s the computer keyboards in the technology area … whether it’s just handling the doorknobs or the faucets in the restrooms.” ... [read the full news release]


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