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Re: building cleaning (and other) infomation

Cathy -

Check out the Janitorial Pollution Prevention Project page on the Western
Regional P2 Network web site - http://www.westP2net.org/Janitorial/jp4.htm.
While it is still under construction (the project is still underway) it contains
a number of draft fact sheets and great links for information in the
"Commentaries" section.  The project manager, Tom Barron, is also a great

John Katz
EPA Region 9

cdickerson@pprc.org on 08/05/99 11:37:22 AM

Please respond to cdickerson@pprc.org

To:   p2tech@great-lakes.net
Subject:  building cleaning (and other) infomation

Hello all,

I'm looking for a slew of information for various parts of building management
(examples below).  I have found a great deal of information that targets the
individual home owner, but not a whole lot that goes after the building manager
audience.  Any information (or conformation that there just isn't a whole to be
had) for any of the following would be great.

Building Washing
- Information about how to do it with minimal/no environmental impact, for the
outside of buildings.  In particular, addressing runoff from the cleaning:  how
to minimize runoff; how to lessen the impact of any runoff you may have.

- impact of chemicals:  on the building that is being washed; on the grounds
that the chemicals can end up in; how possible alternatives work

- limitations of what can be accomplished through a management program -- any
examples of cities, towns, municipalities, organizations that have implemented a
management program?

Are there jurisdictions/cities out there that require or recommend the enclosure
of the work surface when washing?  How and what do they require for control of
runoff flows?

Use of Chemicals
Find out information/alternatives for some of the "standard" items now in use in
buildings; e.g., HVAC cleaners, white board cleaners, etc.

Cleaning Products
For both inside and outside the building.  Things like disinfectants for
bathrooms, desk cleaners, etc.

I realize this is a rather large request, and a bit all over the place.  I'm
just throwing this out there to see if anyone has any leads.

Thanks a bunch.


Catherine M. Dickerson
Technical Lead
Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center
1326 Fifth Avenue, Suite 650
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone:  206-223-1151
Fax:  206-223-1165
email:  cdickerson@pprc.org
Check out our website:  http://www.pprc.org