There are 184 CIMS-certified organizations in the US, more than 150 of which are CIMS-GB certified.
In this new version, using a CIMS-GB certified cleaning service provider is specified as one way a facility can demonstrate compliance with the Indoor Environmental Quality Prerequisite for green cleaning. To take advantage of the CIMS-GB option, a facility will have to be cleaned by a certified organization and audited by an approved assessor within the past 12 months. In other words, facilities seeking LEED:EBOM certification will have the option of developing and implementing a comprehensive green cleaning program or simply using a CIMS-GB certified provider.
Existing LEED 2009 projects can continue to register under that version of the rating system through June 2015. After that, LEED v4 will be required.
More info: www.issa.com/cims