Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.69
Liaison Barbara Kviz
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Carnegie Mellon University
IN-8: Certified Green Cleaning

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Steve Guenther
Director of Facilities Operations
Facilities Management Services
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Under which of the following is the institution’s green cleaning program certified?:
Yes or No
Green Seal’s Environmental Standard for Commercial Cleaning Services (GS-42) ---
The International Sanitary Supply Association’s (ISSA’s) Cleaning Industry Management Standard for Green Buildings (CIMS-GB) Yes
An equivalent third party certification program approved by AASHE ---

A brief description of the institution’s certified green cleaning program, including the year adopted and/or certified:

Aramark will operate a Green Cleaning Program at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). 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. We will achieve this objective through these methods:
• Promoting operating procedures for effective cleaning and hard floor and carpet maintenance systems to be regularly used, managed and audited
• Protecting vulnerable occupants during cleaning
• Handling and storing cleaning chemicals safely that are used in the building (including plan for managing hazardous spills and mishandling incidents)
• Reducing the toxicity of the chemicals used for cleaning activities
• Promoting and improving hand hygiene
• Purchasing cleaning products, materials, and equipment that support this objective


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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