Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 75.93
Liaison Merry Rankin
Submission Date Aug. 30, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Iowa State University
OP-11: Cleaning Products Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Richard Reckseen
Supervisor - Custodian Services
Facilities Planning and Management
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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:

The Custodial Services Department, a division of Iowa State University Facilities Planning and Management (FP&M), ensures that all custodial staff are educated, trained, and motivated to work in an environmentally responsible manner. Part of this includes ensuring that all custodial staff is aware of their responsibilities in implementing the environmental policy. In addition, a list of environmentally preferable cleaning products and equipment that are currently used by FP&M Custodial Services is provided to all employees. Staff members are made aware that using other cleaning products in Iowa State’s buildings is strictly prohibited.

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 :
375,327 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on cleaning products :
752,939 US/Canadian $

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

Additional website URL where ISU's green cleaning product purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines are posted:

Cleaning product expenditures are provided for FY12.

Currently, 93% of Iowa State University’s cleaning products are Green Seal or third-party certified.

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