QualityPro has been recognized by a number of organizations throughout the United States and Canada who understand the importance of hiring a company that holds itself to a higher standard.
From bid specifications and contracts to recommendations on how to hire a pest management professional, we are pleased to see QualityPro become a requirement in procurement and policy.
Effective 1/4/2016: QualityPro accredited companies can obtain a CVR MLS Service Provider Limited Access E-Key to conduct termite inspections.
QualityPro accredited companies and GreenPro Certified services are recognized by the US Environmental Protections Agency’s (EPA), PestWise Program. This program allows companies to partner with EPA by submitting a strategy to the department and following reporting guidelines. Reserved only for those companies that ascribe to the highest principals, the Gold Standrd given by EPA allows companies to use limited marketing claims and win awards and recognition by the department for their commitment to integrated pest management techniques.
For additional information about how you can use the QualityPro accreditation to your advantage as a PESP Gold Member, click here.
HUD Mark to Market Incentive Program
In July of 2007 HUD introduced its Green Initiative, a nationwide pilot initiative to encourage owners and purchasers of affordable, multifamily properties to rehabilitate and operate their properties using sustainable Green Building principles. These principles comprise sustainability, energy efficiency, recycling, and indoor air quality, and incorporate the "Healthy Housing" approach pioneered by HUD. The Green Initiative will focus on properties within HUD's Section 8 portfolio, specifically properties in the Mark to Market (M2M) Program administered by the Office of Affordable Housing Preservation (OAHP).
As part of the HUD M2M standards there is a requirement that companies must be QualityPro accredited to be able to provide these properties with the initial IPM assessment. For more information on the HUD M2M program and qualifications click here.
Green Restaurant Association
The Green Restaurant Association is a national non-profit organization that provides a convenient and cost-effective way for restaurants, manufacturers, distributors, and consumers to become more environmentally responsible. As part of their certification standards for restaurants to become Green, points are awarded for pest management companies that have earned the QualityPro accreditation and perform GreenPro Certified service at the restaurant. To find out more information on the certification and ways to service restaurants that have are Dine Organic certified click here.
USGBC LEED Building Certification
LEED is an internationally recognized green building program. It provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions. As part of their quest to ensure that buildings are meeting green standards, it has become important to identify a set of principles that pest management companies can meet to earn points for new and existing buildings. LEED Version 4 standards award credits to buildings that receive GreenPro Certified service.
Click here to view the draft of the new proposed LEED language as it relates to pest management.