CIMS-Green Building

Demonstrate Your Commitment to Sustainability and Green Cleaning With CIMS-GB

CIMS-GB is now included as a direct compliance option in LEED-EB: O&M!

To help meet the growing demand for green and the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, the Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) and Certification Program includes “Green Building” (GB) criteria and an optional GB designation.

Implemented as the sixth dimension of CIMS, the criteria and designation offer cleaning organizations a certification that is closely tailored to provide their customers with precisely what they need to secure points under the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (LEED EB: O&M) Green Building Rating System, while greening their operations overall. As such, CIMS-GB certification demonstrates an organization’s capability to assist customers in achieving LEED EB: O&M points and offers customers assurance that the organization they select is prepared to partner with them in the LEED process. 

In fact, in November 2013, the USGBC published  LEED EB: O&M (v4) which includes CIMS-GB as a direct compliance option for the  “Green Cleaning Policy” prerequisite.  To satisfy the prerequisite, facilities can now either develop and implement a comprehensive green cleaning policy or simply utilize a CIMS-GB certified cleaning service provider.  Click here for more information.


Have a question about the CIMS-GB program? Check out the FAQ.

For more information on the CIMS-GB criteria and designation, please contact Charlie Janowicz, ISSA CIMS Account Executive, at 800-225-4772 or

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