Overall Rating Reporter - expired
Overall Score
Liaison Keisha Payson
Submission Date Nov. 22, 2011
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Bowdoin College
OP-11: Cleaning Products Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Spencer Eusden
Sustainable Bowdoin Assistant
Sustainable Bowdoin
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Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase Green Seal (tm) or EcoLogo (tm) certified cleaning products?:
Yes

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:

Bowdoin Housekeeping utilizes a range of products that meet the California Code of Regulations maximum allowable VOC level requirements, they use rags instead of disposable towels, and they utilize a floor stripping machine that uses no harsh chemicals - only water. Bowdoin's green housekeeping policy was originally created for LEED certification for Watson Arena now covers the entire campus.


Does the institution wish to pursue points for Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on cleaning products)?:
No

Expenditures on Green Seal and/or EcoLogo certified cleaning products :
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Total expenditures on cleaning products :
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A copy of the sections of the cleaning contract(s) that reference certified green products:
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