Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 81.81
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

Colorado State University
OP-11: Cleaning Products Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.56 / 2.00 Farrah Bustamante
General Professional IV
Procurement 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?:

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:

CSU has enacted a comprehensive green purchasing policy that encourages the purchase of cleaning products which minimize environmental impact.

CSU recognizes that purchasing “green” cleaning products is an easy way to minimize harmful impacts to custodial workers and staff, improve indoor air quality and reduce water pollution. “Green” cleaning products such as general purpose cleaners, bathroom cleaners, carpet cleaners, and glass cleaners are becoming more readily available and perform equal to, or even superior to conventional cleaning products.

Does the institution wish to pursue points for Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on cleaning products)?:

Expenditures on Green Seal and/or EcoLogo certified cleaning products :
5,906.64 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on cleaning products :
147,762.63 US/Canadian $

A copy of the sections of the cleaning contract(s) that reference certified green products:

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