Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.16
Liaison Scott Doyle
Submission Date Oct. 25, 2022

STARS v2.2

Ithaca College
OP-13: Cleaning and Janitorial Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Scott Doyle
Energy Management and Sustainability
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Total annual expenditures on cleaning products:
11,379.73 US/Canadian $

Annual expenditures on certified green cleaning products:
11,379.73 US/Canadian $

Total annual expenditures on janitorial paper products:
321,516.75 US/Canadian $

Annual expenditures on certified green janitorial paper products:
321,516.75 US/Canadian $

A brief description of the time period on which the figures reported above are based :

Data is from FY2022 - all paper products and janitorial cleaning supplies are Green Seal or otherwise green certified.

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

Website URL where information about the institution’s cleaning and janitorial purchasing is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Ithaca College’s Green Cleaning Program’s goal is to develop an environmentally safe, employee safe, and building occupant safe green cleaning program. We use the word develop because our best practices must constantly be reevaluated and are in constant metamorphosis. We are and will maintain a Low Environment Impact Cleaning Policy.

As a result of our research we decided to use Green Seal certified products. Specifically we have adopted the Spartan Sustainable Cleaning Program. This program utilizes many of the following products. BIO Renewables Glass Cleaner, TriBase Multi-Purpose Cleaner, Graffiti Remover SAC, Green Solutions All Purpose Cleaner, Consume BIO-Bowl, and Consume cleaner, odor eliminator. We are also including green janitorial products such as microfiber cloths, vacuum cleaners and Green Seal certified floor machines. Ithaca College is committed to environmentally preferable paper products throughout the campus by partnering with Essity who is also Green Seal certified: https://www.torkusa.com/about/sustainability. We have adopted foam hand soap in order to use less and a low odor, water based wood floor care program that not only saves money but is friendly to the environment and the users.

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