Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.82
Liaison Rochelle Owen
Submission Date Jan. 7, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Dalhousie University
OP-13: Cleaning Products Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.97 / 1.00 Michael Campbell
Custodial Services Manager
Facilities Management
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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:

The Green Cleaning Policy provides guidelines for green cleaning standards and practices and supports Facilities Management's mission to provide the Dalhousie Community with a safe and sustainable environment that supports and enhances an inspiring experience in learning, living, working and research.

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

Facilities Management are the responsible unit for the policy. The was reviewed on April 16, 2013 to allow for improvements.

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:
500,000 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products:
522,726.58 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:

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:

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.

Facilities Management won an Ecologo award for green cleaning and it has been a case study for promoting green cleaning in other institutions in Nova Scotia

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