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Liaison Megan Litke
Submission Date March 30, 2016
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STARS v2.0

American University
OP-13: Cleaning Products Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Amit Paul
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase third party certified cleaning and janitorial products?:
Yes

A copy of the green cleaning product purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines:
The green cleaning product purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines:

See attached.


A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed:

The university's contract with Aramark requires that cleaning services meet LEED EB standards, which specifically requires green cleaning practices, including the use of Green Seal and/or EcoLogo certified cleaning products. Aramark utilizes an Orbio OS3 as a primary cleaning tool across campus.


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products)?:
Yes

Expenditures on Green Seal and/or UL Environment (EcoLogo) certified cleaning and janitorial products:
92729.55 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products:
115616.38 US/Canadian $

Has the institution's main cleaning or housekeeping department(s) and/or contractor(s) adopted a Green Seal or ISSA certified low-impact, ecological (“green”) cleaning program?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s low-impact, ecological cleaning program:

Aramark operates a Green Cleaning High Performance Program at American University. The objective is to reduce levels of chemical, biological, and particulate contaminants that can compromise air quality, human health, building finishes, building systems and the environment. Aramark has been certified as CIMS-GB by ISSSA effective November 2010 and was locally certified at American University 2015.


A copy of the sections of the cleaning contract(s) that reference certified green products:
The sections of the cleaning contract(s) that reference certified green products:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s green cleaning initiatives is available:

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