ISSA has joined with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)-Chicago Chapter to sponsor a green cleaning educational seminar, Solving the Green Cleaning Puzzle, July 29, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., in the auditorium at Northern Illinois University’s satellite campus in Hoffman Estates, IL.

The session — hosted by the USGBC-Chicago Chapter in conjunction with the Healthy Schools Campaign and the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA)/Suburban Chicago — will be presented by green cleaning expert Steve Ashkin.

“ISSA’s involvement with the USGBC and partner organizations illustrates our commitment to increasing awareness of green cleaning initiatives not only in the cleaning industry, but with end users and influencers as well,” said ISSA Market Development Manager-Facility Service Programs Annie Balonick. “ISSA is pleased to have the opportunity to spread the word about the virtues of green cleaning to an important audience at this event.”

The seminar is designed around the roadmap outlined in the USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System for Existing Buildings and will ultimately help building owners, facility-management professionals, and cleaning-industry members employ green cleaning. Specifically, the course will address green cleaning’s implications and its connection with green-building maintenance, how to identify green cleaning products, and how to implement a state-of-the-art green cleaning program.

The fee to attend for BOMA, the International Facility Management Association, ISSA, and USGBC members is $99 while nonmembers of these organizations can attend for $125. Registration through the USGBC-Chicago Chapter is available here.