The International Executive Housekeepers Association (IEHA) is pleased to announce the continuing expansion of the High Performance Cleaning Product (HPCP) testing program in conjunction with UMass Lowell’s Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) Lab. In 2010, IEHA/TURI embarked upon a fee-based program for testing soil removal efficacy of hard-surface green cleaning products, and for recognizing products that perform well when compared to similar products (green or conventional). Test metrics and program scope have expanded and now encompass:
•             Soil Removal
•             Microbial Elimination
•             Ergonomics
•             Productivity
•             Field Application
•             Equipment (non-chemical product evaluation)
 
Product tests and/or proposal discussions are currently underway with a number of jan/san manufacturers including the following that have given permission for their names to be published:
•             Activeion
•             Advanced Vapor Technologies
•             Kaivac
•             ProTeam
•             Unger
 
“IEHA salutes these progressive companies and others that have stepped up to have their products’ performance rigorously verified by a science-based, independent third-party,” said Beth Risinger, CEO and Executive Director of IEHA. “We are pleased to be working with the scientists at the University of Massachusetts Lowell’s TURI Lab to make this flexible and innovative program available to forward-thinking industry and corporate leaders who provide green high performance solutions to the marketplace.”