LEED and IPM: Stay on Track with Orkin’s USGBC Course

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Location isn’t the only thing that matters in real estate. Discerning tenants search for space with an ever-growing list of amenities in mind. One of those sought-after qualities is the environmental sustainability of a building and its operations. This consumer expectation has resulted in more building owners and managers to adopting environmentally friendly practices. To include your pest control in a sustainable approach, we recommend Integrated Pest Management (IPM). This approach includes exclusion, maintenance and sanitation techniques that start with a non-chemical approach. Maintaining an IPM plan requires constant monitoring and maintenance to help your facilities stay pest-free.

Buildings seeking an extra competitive advantage in sustainability pursue LEED certification. LEED is the top third-party verification system for sustainable structures around the world and is awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The USGBC works to promote sustainability-focused practices in the building industry, aiming to transform how buildings and communities are designed, constructed and operated.

Considering making your commercial property LEED-worthy? Did you know that pest management plays a role in earning points for LEED accreditation?

Orkin partnered with the USGBC to develop an online training program to educate the building industry and LEED professionals about IPM and how it fits into green building practices and operations. The course will teach you how to incorporate effective IPM procedures into your existing building operations and maintenance plans. And with pest control falling under two different categories in the LEED standards, you’ll find out why having a strong IPM plan is valuable to your accreditation.

We even created a checklist for property managers to help you make sure you’re checking all the boxes needed to obtain LEED certification. The checklist includes indoor and outdoor IPM requirements, how IPM fits into your overall maintenance and sanitation programs and a guide on how to earn pest control credits toward making your buildings LEED-certified.

Becoming LEED-certified is a complex process, but with the help of Orkin’s USGBC course, you can be on your way to “going green.” To take the “Integrated Pest Management Practices for LEED Buildings” course, visit www.IPMLEEDcredits.com and register today!

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