Overall Rating Platinum - expired
Overall Score 88.14
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date Dec. 6, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Colorado State University
OP-13: Cleaning and Janitorial Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.92 / 1.00 Stacey Baumgarn
Campus Energy Coordinator
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Total expenditures on cleaning products:
300,920.26 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on cleaning products that are Green Seal or UL ECOLOGO certified and/or Safer Choice labeled (or local equivalents for institutions outside the U.S. and Canada):
245,643 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on janitorial paper products:
412,272.40 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on janitorial paper products that are FSC, Green Seal, and/or UL ECOLOGO certified (or local equivalents for institutions outside the U.S. and Canada):
411,961 US/Canadian $

Percentage of expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products that are third party certified to meet recognized sustainability standards:

A brief description of the time period from which the figures reported above are drawn (i.e. one-year time period or representative sample):

One year time period, FY19 (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019).

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

Colorado State University collected FY19 purchasing records from Facilities Management, Housing & Dining Services, the Student Recreation Center, and the Lory Student Center. The total spend for cleaning products was determined by evaluating purchasing records specifically related to the types of cleaning products listed the STARS Technical Manual. While there remains room for improvement, this percentage is similar to previous STARS submissions for CSU. Regarding janitorial papers, a similar process was utilized and a more uniform set of products are purchased by these various campus groups. And, a very high percentage of purchases met the STARS Technical Manual criteria. Spreadsheets built for the analysis can be viewed upon request. Contact Stacey.Baumgarn@colostate.edu

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 or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.