Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.37
Liaison Molly Blumhoefer
Submission Date July 27, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Central New Mexico Community College
OP-13: Cleaning Products Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.56 / 1.00 Molly Blumhoefer
Campus as a Living Lab and Sustainability Project Manager
PPD
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Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase third party certified cleaning and janitorial products?:
Yes

A copy of the green cleaning product purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines:
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The green cleaning product purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines:

Green Seal Certified carpet cleaner and hand soap and multi-purpose cleaner. CNM ensures all the boxes are recycled.

All toilet paper and paper towel are also Green Seal.


A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed:

Green products and sustainability measures are written into the scope of work when purchasing chemicals and equipment.


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products)?:
Yes

Expenditures on Green Seal and/or UL Environment (EcoLogo) certified cleaning and janitorial products:
120866 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products:
289990.09 US/Canadian $

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?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s low-impact, ecological cleaning program:

We have a "Green-Cleaning" Policy for the entire campus. Depending on the operations withing the building (bio labs, etc), there may be specific building amendments.


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:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s green cleaning initiatives is available:
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Expenditures on Green Seal and/or UL Environment (EcoLogo) certified cleaning and janitorial products was reported to Molly Blumhoefer by Anthony Rael. It is from fiscal year, 2016.

The total expenditures was reported by Heather Hibbetts to Molly Blumhoefer. It is from Fiscal year 2016.

Total expenditures on Green Cleaning products went down (since last report, 2013-2014) because M&O is now purchasing Green Cleaning Paper Products (TP and PT) from a less expensive company. The rest of the more "general" cleaning product prices continues to increase. This was reported by Anthony Rael to Molly Blumheofer (07/2016).

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