Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 57.73
Liaison Rochelle Owen
Submission Date Aug. 12, 2011
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.1

Dalhousie University
OP-11: Cleaning Products Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.91 / 2.00 Rochelle Owen
Executive Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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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:

We have an RFP process whereby we pre-qualify on those suppliers that can meet our specification for green cleaning chemicals. Only the pre-qualified companies can bid on the contract. Dalhousie only purchases products from this contract.

Also see: http://www.interuniversity.ns.ca/contractservices.php

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 :
1,408,243 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on cleaning products :
1,497,445 US/Canadian $

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

Dalhousie University goes GREEN with Avmor’s EcoPure & Biomor: http://www.avmor.com/Dalhousie-University.pdf. Please refer to this PDF for references of certified green products that Dalhousie uses.

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