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Committed to a
Greener Future

At SSC Services for Education, we are doing our part to ensure a healthy planet and provide green schools for generations of students to come. With our impact on local and global environments in focus, our team puts their experience and knowledge to work to curate a customized sustainability program for our education partners.

Our approach to sustainability is focused on three areas: energy – environment – empowerment.

Energy

SSC believes that energy cost control begins with an evaluation of current and historical consumption. We conduct a detailed study to establish baseline building energy and water usage and an asset condition assessment to identify investment-grade energy measure recommendations. By following a customized preventative maintenance plan for buildings and equipment, we can achieve higher levels of energy conservation and cost savings for our partner schools.

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Environment

From water conservation to a full line of environmentally certified cleaning products, SSC maintains our commitment to the environment at every level of service. Our janitorial program utilizes green cleaning supplies, bamboo handles, and reusable microfiber cloths allows us to reduce our carbon footprint and lead the way in environmentally friendly practices. The grounds team showcases their commitment to a sustainable environment through their work in water conservation methods, biodiversity, and soil stewardship.

icon: water dropReduced irrigation water usage by over 125 million gallons each year through smart irrigation practices

icon: recycle100% of our polyester fiber comes from post-consumer and industrial recycled waste.

icon: growthTotal bottles saved from landfills Annually = 266,734

FUN FACT

All the synthetic (polyester) fiber used in our floor, hand, and utility pads comes from recycled soda and water bottles.

Empowerment

We want to empower our communities to grow through education, which is why we encourage our team to stay curious. Through opportunities for continued education, our managers and associates are constantly on the move to innovate and uncover new ways to become more sustainable.

At SSC, we are committed to creating a greener future
and green schools for our students.

Industry Experts

As I have grown with SSC, I have developed a true passion for sustainability and all of the actions that we take as an organization to make schools greener. - Catherine MerrittDirector of Communications Read more

Over the last 16 years, I have held various positions within SSC that have allowed me to expand my knowledge of communications, business, and sustainability.

In my current role, I have the opportunity to share the wide variety of projects that SSC tackles with the wider facilities management community. As I have grown with SSC, I have developed a true passion for sustainability and all of the actions that we take as an organization to make schools greener.

I enjoy brainstorming with our teams to develop unique solutions to create a more sustainable future.

Catherine Merritt - Director of Communications