Top Performer Program
How Effective Are 'Green' Cleaners? New Program Will Test and Recognize Top Performers
International Executive Housekeepers Association (IEHA) and the University of Massachusetts Lowell’s Toxics Use Reduction Institute have launched a program to test and validate high performance products.
The fee-based program will test soil removal efficacy of hard-surface cleaning products—both those certified as green by third-party organizations such as Green Seal, EcoLogo, and EcoForm, as well as products with green attributes—and recognize products that perform well in standard and customized cleaning tests.
Products accepted into the program will be tested using a variety of scientific methods and devices producing a detailed analysis of product performance. Manufacturers can use this information to improve their formulations as well as promote their products. The value the program will provide is unbiased performance testing to enable product selection based on objective data rather than on anecdotal information.