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SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS

Asset Classes

Focus Area

Custodial and Waste

Topic

Custodial Assessment

Question #

P3.2 — Custodial and Pest Management Assessment

Question

Has an assessment of the building’s custodial practices been conducted in the last two years?

Applicability

Applicable to Office, Healthcare, Enclosed Shopping Center, Universal, Light Industrial, Open Air Retail and Multi-Unit Residential buildings

Answer

Yes or No

Description

Independent assessment of custodial and pest management practices ensure that the building’s cleanliness and pest management goals are being met.

Requirements

  1. Engage someone who is not affiliated with the custodial management staff to assess whether the building’s green cleaning program requirements are being met to complete the following:
  • Review the custodial and pest management service providers’ Standard Operating Procedures and evaluate to what extent these are implemented at the building

  • Check cleaning products and equipment specified and evaluate to what extent these are used at the building

  • Check pesticides applied over the last two years, the extent of low-risk vs. conventional pesticides applied and determine if changes are needed

  • Create an inventory of the different space use types, visit a representative sample of these spaces and determine the level of cleanliness and pest management in each

  • Summarize findings, indicating what areas need improvement

  1. Guidelines how the areas can be improved

  2. Identify corrective actions addressed and planned (if it is not possible to remedy

Documentation

  • Custodial Effectiveness Assessment Report
  • Credentials of person(s) conducting the assessments
  • Photos, etc. demonstrating corrective actions addressed

Adapted BB3 Question

Question 07.02.01 – Is a green cleaning audit conducted annually at the building?

Suggested Lead

In-house (someone not directly involved with cleaning services)

References

None

Crosswalk

TBD

Other Notes

None

Scoring

2 Points

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