Overall Rating Platinum - expired
Overall Score 85.29
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date March 23, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Colorado State University
OP-13: Cleaning Products Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.49 / 1.00 Stacey Baumgarn
Campus Energy Coordinator
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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:

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.

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.

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:
117,474 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products:
372,330 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?:

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

In addition to the Green Seal or EcoLogo certified products we purchase, we also utilize products like H2Orange2 that is EPA certified and also supportive of a green cleaning program. We are also testing trash bags that are made with resin that is certified 100%
post-consumer recycled. We are also using E-cloths at Laurel Village, Braiden Hall, and Summit Hall that successfully disinfect without the use of chemicals, only water. We will expand the use of the E-cloths to other areas as funding permits.

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:

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