Because continuing education and training for both pest management professionals and building managers is essential to protecting against the ever-increasing pest pressures in all building projects, Greenleaf, a leading pest management company serving the Greater Toronto Area and surrounding regions, has developed a new training course, “Integrated Pest Management Plans for All Facilities, Including LEED®,” now available online here.
Ongoing food-poisoning outbreaks and concerns in Canada, occurring at rates higher even than in the U.S., on the one hand, and increased awareness of the adverse effects pesticides have on the environment, on the other hand, has prompted Greenleaf to raise awareness on the importance of establishing Integrated Pest Management (IPM) plans for all facilities, including LEED® building projects. The course, a comprehensive 1-hour program addressing PMPs, developers, building owners, management staff and contractors, provides an overview of how IPM suppresses pest populations in a cost-effectively and environmentally-friendly way for all types of facilities.
Increasingly, commercial building owners across the world are becoming more preoccupied with cutting down operational costs and reducing their environmental footprint. As a result, interest in LEED (The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification continues to grow, as it provides buildings owners and operators with the tools they need to obtain an immediate and measurable impact on their establishment’s performance.
Of these five key areas, two – sustainable site development and indoor environmental quality – are directly influenced by your indoor and outdoor pest control efforts, and implementing an effective IPM program can speed up your way towards valuable LEED points.
Defined in accordance with LEED guidelines, an IPM program is an environmentally responsible pest management approach that integrates preventative methods and non-chemical solutions to effectively and proactively manage pest problems and minimize the hazards to people, the premises, and the environment.