Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.63
Liaison Dennis Carlberg
Submission Date Dec. 14, 2011
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.1

Boston University
OP-11: Cleaning Products Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.63 / 2.00 Carlos Vazquez
Custodial Services
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Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase Green Seal (tm) or EcoLogo (tm) certified cleaning products?:

The website URL where the green cleaning product purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines are posted:
A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed:

Boston University has exemplary Green Cleaning Procedures in place using Green Seal and EcoLogo certified cleaning products. Custodial Services is centrally managed on each campus insuring the University’s Green Cleaning Procedures are followed.

Does the institution wish to pursue points for Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on cleaning products)?:

Expenditures on Green Seal and/or EcoLogo certified cleaning products :
250,000 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on cleaning products :
333,000 US/Canadian $

A copy of the sections of the cleaning contract(s) that reference certified green products:

Boston University uses Green Seal and EcoLogo certified cleaning products extensively on campus. Approximately 75% of our cleaning products are Green Seal or EcoLogo certified. We do not provide financial data on University purchases.

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