Environmental Services


Our Vision: 

Appalachian State University's Environmental Services provides a clean, sanitary, and safe environment for the students, faculty, staff, and guests by using the most efficient, sustainable, and cost effective equipment, training, and methods. We strive to do our best for the Appalachian State University family.


Cleaning GreenGreen Seal Certified

We strive to use as many Green Seal, EcoLogo, and EPA Design for Environment certified products as possible.  Products bearing these logos are certified by an independent non-profit organizations to have met rigorous performance, health, and environmental criteria.

Our Goal:

To use products that clean without harming human health--of our customers or our employees--while reducing environmental impacts to our community.  Packaging, production methods, emissions, and disposal are some of the many factors we, through Green Seal, EcoLogo and EPA DfE, review before choosing our cleaners.

 Exceeding LEED Standards:

In order to meet the highest LEED certification for building maintenance, institutions must spend at least 60% of their budget on Green Seal Certified cleaners.  We exceeded this criteria in 2013/2014 by spending 77.6% of elligble purchases on "green cleaners."  

Click here to read our Green Cleaning Policy (PDF).