|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||Feb. 27, 2015|
Carnegie Mellon University
OP-13: Cleaning Products Purchasing
|0.25 / 1.00||
Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase third party certified cleaning and janitorial products?:
A copy of the green cleaning product purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines:
The green cleaning product purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines:
Carnegie Mellon University does not have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase green cleaning products. However, the university's vendor, Aramark is highly recognized for their sustainable practices and Blue Cleaning Program, which uses activated water instead of chemicals and ergonomic equipment.
A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed:
Facilities Management Services has staff that is responsible for managing the custodial contract on a daily basis.
Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products)?:
Expenditures on Green Seal and/or UL Environment (EcoLogo) certified cleaning and janitorial products:
Total expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products:
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?:
A brief description of the institution’s low-impact, ecological cleaning program:
Aramark is highly recognized for their sustainable practices and Blue Cleaning Program, which uses activated water instead of chemicals and ergonomic equipment.
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:
The website URL where information about the institution’s green cleaning initiatives is available:
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.