Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.10
Liaison Ciara Tennis
Submission Date Nov. 9, 2012
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

Eastern Connecticut State University
OP-11: Cleaning Products Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.54 / 2.00 Nancy Tinker
Director Facilities Management & Planning
Facilities Management & Planning
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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:
Green’ Cleaning goals are to minimize the exterior’s impact on the local environment and to emphasize and practice environmentally safe, low-impact cleaning chemicals and practices. We continually aim to improve our environmental by: • Educating, training, and motivating custodial staff to work in an environmentally responsible manner. • Ensuring that all custodial staff is aware of their responsibilities in implementing this green cleaning policy. • Conserving energy, water, and other resources while still providing a cleaned and sanitary environment. • Complying with all relevant current legislation and industry standards. • Using cleaning products that meet Green Seal standard GS-37 or products with low-volatile organic compounds (VOC) whenever applicable. • Using products that meet EPA standards with high post-consumer recycled content. • Eliminating phosphates and aerosol products. • Using concentrated cleaning products when available. • Using chemicals that are diluted using cold water.

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 :
25,000 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on cleaning products :
36,000 US/Canadian $

A copy of the sections of the cleaning contract(s) that reference certified green products:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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