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Green Products & Programs

“Green” is a term often used to describe efforts that reduce the impact of modern human life on the rest of the natural world.  It refers to a quality and system of life that allows people to meet their current needs without compromising the resources available for future generations to meet their future needs.

There is no single way to define “being green,” nor is there a limit to the number of efforts that can be made to go green.  Many businesses have made commitments to greener policies and regulations, while others have dedicated themselves to finding alternative products and renewable resources.

Many people today want more than just products that work well at a reasonable price; they are actively striving for ways to have less impact on the environment and the people that use them.

Ocean Janitorial Supply along with our manufacturing partners offers a “system approach” to our customers.  We are committed to providing you with innovative, cost effective cleaning products and programs that help protect facilities and people, while creating clean and safe surroundings with less impact on our environment.

Count on Ocean Janitorial for superior, performance tested products, industry experience, guidance and support that will improve our ecological footprint.

We practice what we preach:

  • Ocean Janitorial Supply with solar panels.Ocean Janitorial Supply was one of the first companies on Long Island to install solar panels to help reduce the strain on the local electricity grid, as well as power a large part of Ocean's own electric.
  • Ocean Janitorial Supply uses indoor motion sensors lights in our warehouse
  • Ocean Janitorial Supply reduced paper usage by switching to electronic invoicing and correspondences whenever possible.
  • We encourage all of our customers to order electronically versus sending faxes by using our on-line ordering system.
  • Ocean Janitorial Supply installed high efficiency Air Conditioners and Heaters that will result in lower operating costs.
  • Ocean Janitorial Supply exercises a comprehensive Recycling Program for our paper, metal, and wood

Click on the below links to see some of the “Green Programs and Documents” that Ocean Janitorial Supply and our partners offer...

References

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

EPA is a government agency that leads the nation's environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts. The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and environment.

Website: www.epa.gov

Design for the Environment (DfE) Program, U.S. EPA

Design for the Environment (DfE) Program, U.S. EPA

The Design for the Environment (DfE) Program works in partnership with a broad range of stakeholders to reduce risk to people and the environment by preventing pollution.

Website: www.epa.gov/dfe

U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

A non-profit organization devoted to creating standards intended to shift the building industry towards improved sustainability by targeting how buildings are designed, built and operated.

Website: www.usgbc.org

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)

Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED provides building owners and operators a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.

Website: www.usgbc.org

LEED-EBOM (Existing Building Operations & Maintenance)

LEED-EBOM (Existing Building Operations & Maintenance)

The LEED for Existing Buildings Rating System helps building owners and operators measure operations, improvements and maintenance on a consistent scale, with the goal of maximizing operational efficiency while minimizing environmental impacts.

Website: www.usgbc.org

EcoLogo

EcoLogo

EcoLogo offers third party certification of environmentally preferable products comparing products/services with others in the same category, develops rigorous and scientifically relevant criteria that reflect the entire lifecycle of the product, and awards the EcoLogo to those that are verified by an independent third party as complying with the criteria.

Website: www.terrachoice.com

Green Seal

Green Seal

Green Seal provides science-based environmental certification standards that are credible, transparent, and essential in an increasingly educated and competitive marketplace with an environmental standard as demonstrated by rigorous evaluation, testing and plant visit.

Website: www.greenseal.org

The Carpet & Rug Institute

The Carpet & Rug Institute

Carpet, carpet pads and carpet adhesives contribute to green building in two important ways: helping reduce volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and emissions and contributing to the growing use of recycle content for building materials.

Website: www.carpet-rug.org