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Green & High-Performing Cleaning for Schools

May 6, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

green-healthy-schools-academy-logo_squareA comprehensive, high-performing green cleaning program can improve student and staff health and attendance, improve the overall cleanliness of your school, AND reduce custodial costs.


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A true high-performing cleaning program protects the health of students and staff and reduces operating costs. Come and learn about the technology and science that have changed the face of cleaning and how you can get the most from your cleaning budget. Green cleaning is much more than just avoiding certain chemicals; it also includes new technology and equipment, structured processes and training, and an emphasis on prevention.



Andrew Ellsworth, Director, Green & Healthy Schools Academy

Paul Bertenthal, D.H. Bertenthal & Sons, Cleaning & Maintenance Supplies Vendor

Chris Reiser, South Butler County School District, Director of Buildings & Grounds



1. Recognize the importance of green cleaning to student and staff health.

2. Understand the primary components of a green and high-performing cleaning program.

3. Learn recommended steps for starting or improving a green and high-performance cleaning program.


Light refreshments will be provided.

Thanks to the generosity of our funders, we have grant funding available to cover the full cost of this workshop for school personnel that would like to attend. If you work for a school or district, please contact Andrew Ellsworth (andrewe@gbapgh.org) to arrange for discounted registration.

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GBCI CMP This event is approved for 2.0 GBCI CEUs.

As a USGBC Education Partner, GBA makes it easy for members to report CE hours. Please provide your GBCI number so we can auto-report your credits (for applicable events). Non-members can still earn CEUs but will need to self-report.


May 6, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Andrew Ellsworth


Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
800 Waterfront Dr
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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