Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 78.07
Liaison Linsey Edmunds
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

Keene State College
OP-13: Cleaning and Janitorial Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.90 / 1.00 Matt Bacon
Recycling Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Total annual expenditures on cleaning products:
53,000 US/Canadian $

Annual expenditures on certified green cleaning products:
34,000 US/Canadian $

Total annual expenditures on janitorial paper products:
132,000 US/Canadian $

Annual expenditures on certified green janitorial paper products:
132,000 US/Canadian $

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

Cleaning product data is taken from July 2018 - June 2019. Current data (including Janitorial paper products) is not available. The cost of these items is covered under the general custodial contract and is not individually listed. Data shown was estimated from the overall contract based on conversations with the custodial contractor.

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:

While we do not have a contractual requirement to use green cleaning products, our cleaning service has listened to our stated preferences and responded by using many Green Seal products. In addition, they have changed some of their practices to reduce the amount of chemicals used and how often (floor stripping and waxing in particular). Also, they have begun purchasing equipment that utilizes ionized water and so no chemical cleaners are used at all. Currently, this technology is employed in floor cleaning machines and exterior window washing equipment.

All custodial paper products meet recognized sustainability standards.

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