LEED Certification And How It Relates To Pest Control

6/25/2012


a green leaf with water droplets on it right next to the leed logo

Leadership in Energy Efficiency and Design, or LEED is changing the standards of business design, construction, and practice. Businesses who wish to be a part of this higher standard of business practice must submit an application and meet the established requirements of green buildings. LEED is a nationally accepted third party certification program and pest control companies are just one of the many industries that play a role in helping businesses earn LEED certification. The five key areas of the LEED standards which will earn businesses LEED credits are as follows:

  1. Sustainable Site Development

  2. Water Savings

  3. Energy Efficiency

  4. Materials Selection

  5. Indoor Environmental Quality

Pest control providers assist companies in earning LEED credits in both sustainable site development and indoor environmental quality by using Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques.

As the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states on their website: “Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common-sense practices. IPM programs use current, comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment. This information, in combination with available pest control methods, is used to manage pest damage by the most economical means, and with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment.”

Such green pest control techniques are common practice in the industry and have been utilized in Schendel’s services for years and our IPM protocols support building owners seeking LEED certification.  

Proudly offering pest control services in six states including Kansas and Missouri, Schendel is ready to help your company achieve and maintain a pest free environment and earn LEED credits. Please contact us today for more information on LEED.




 

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