Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.80
Liaison Pamela Dumm
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2014
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STARS v1.2

Jefferson Community and Technical College
OP-11: Cleaning Products Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.75 / 2.00 Pamela Dumm
Manager of Business Operations
Business Affairs
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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:

Jefferson has a stated preference to purchased certified environmentally-friendly products. Maintenance and Operations works with vendors and suppliers to ensure only environmentally-friendly cleaners and products are purchased. On the Shelby campus, every products used is environmentally-friendly, except for floor stripper. Downtown plans to try a green solutions program with the potential to be rolled out to other campuses. Jefferson also promotes productivity in the workplace and classroom by improving ventilation and managing exposure to indoor pollutants by using low VOC products and cleaning supplies.

Environmental Services staff are trained on green chemicals as well as vendors are informed of Jeffersons commitment to green chemicals

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 :
14,466.25 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on cleaning products :
17,339.35 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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