Why Green?

Environmental issues, rising energy costs, increased economic challenges, and social responsibility… why must facility owners and managers take action now?

According to the EPA, Americans spend 90% of their time indoors, and exposure to pollution can be up to 100 times greater inside than out.

According to Energy Star, 30% of energy in commercial buildings is used inefficiently or unnecessarily.

About 23% of U.S. office workers experience two or more sick-building syndrome (SBS) symptoms (e.g., dizziness, nausea, and acute eye, nose and throat irritation) annually.

Green initiatives aren’t just a passing fad or a marketing gimmick – they’re a necessity to meet sustainability mandates AND to stay competitive in today’s marketplace.

The ABM GreenCare® program focuses on products, tools, equipment, processes and policies, including requirements for LEED certification.

Through green cleaning, recycling, energy reduction, and other services, ABM promotes a healthier and more comfortable environment for your building’s occupants while reducing harm done to the earth.

ABM GreenCare® at our clients’ facilities has saved an average of:

23% reduced energy use.

You can improve in four key areas:


Environmental and social responsibility:
maintain and improve the community and the environment


Employee productivity and retention:
keep employees more content, healthy and productive


Property protection:
protect its value while reducing energy use for lower utility and operating costs


Fiscal responsibility:
enhance your bottom line

Meet Your Goals

Your own priorities will help you decide how green you want to go.

No matter what your sustainability goals are we have a program that will fit your needs — including LEED certification if you so choose.

Energy Star

Did you know that ABM is one of the largest participants in the EPA’s ENERGY STAR® program?


As a U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) member and LEED expert, ABM can help you qualify for and maintain certification.


ABM was one of the founding members of Parksmart (formerly the Green Parking Council), and we’ve proudly served as a Platinum Level Partner. Parksmart is the world’s only certification system designed to advance sustainable mobility through smarter parking structure design and operation. Parksmart complements LEED and other certifications and is administered by Green Business Certification, Inc (GBCI).

At ABM, we take every opportunity to find ways to go green at not only your facilities, but ours. Access our sustainability report to learn more about our own commitment to sustainability.

Interested in Improving Your Sustainability Practices?

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