Eco-Cleaning Products LEED the Way for Cortland

Using toxic-free cleaning products is not just a trend – it’s becoming a priority for residents, property managers and owners. National apartment operator Cortland, based in Atlanta, has addressed this problem by implementing a new type of cleaning solvent for use at their properties that it learned of while touring newly opened Mercedes-Benz Stadium in downtown Atlanta.

Based on engineered water technologies, these cleaners contain only H2O and proprietary minerals. Independent testing, run in accordance with AOAC International protocol and good laboratory practice (GLP) procedures, demonstrates that these solutions kill 99.999 percent of common germs in less than 60 seconds. The product was created by GenEon.

“The stadium become North America’s first LEED Platinum professional sports stadium in 2017, and our team was visiting to learn more about how they accomplished this goal. We were impressed by the simplicity of the cleaning solutions,” Cortland Executive Vice President of Operations and Facilities Jonathan Tucker says. “We were also struck by the way the maintenance staff we spoke to clearly enjoyed using the product."

Cortland Chief Experience Officer Mike Gomes says Cortland will promote the product to its residents once the rollout is complete in mid-September.

“We know that green living is important to our residents and it’s the right thing to do,” Gomes says. “Cutting chemicals from everyday cleaning products is a win for the environment as well as our residents and our service team members.”