Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 42.29
Liaison Mary Fischer
Submission Date March 28, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Brandeis University
OP-11: Cleaning Products Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 2.00 Janna Cohen-Rosenthal
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities 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?:
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:

The custodial staff use Betco® Green Earth® products for the majority of cleaning needs. It is a Green Seal certified product. Using:
Daily Floor Cleaner # 53647
Clear Image Glass Cleaner # 19947
Surebet Shower Cleaner # 32247
Daily Disinfectant Cleaner # 53747
Some cleaning products that do not have a Green Seal option are used- for instance floor re finisher.


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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While a formal policy has not be created the preference has been for purchasing a majority of green cleaning products.

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