Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.88
Liaison Audrey McSain
Submission Date March 20, 2023

STARS v2.2

Lehigh University
OP-13: Cleaning and Janitorial Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.96 / 1.00 Dan O'Brien
Associate Director
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Total annual expenditures on cleaning products:
110,000 US/Canadian $

Annual expenditures on certified green cleaning products:
99,000 US/Canadian $

Total annual expenditures on janitorial paper products:
137,457.95 US/Canadian $

Annual expenditures on certified green janitorial paper products:
137,457.95 US/Canadian $

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

One year of purchased products expense (2021-2022).

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:

The majority of the increase in sustainable cleaning products was in the steps we took to improve our green cleaning practices irrelevant to the pandemic. Due to the pandemic there may be a few areas that perhaps didn't require as much non green cleaning/product to be used than would typically be used (i.e. Wrestling didn't have as many practices, therefore the mat didn't need to be wiped down as much). These changes however were largely inconsequential to the overall number, therefore the data entered is representative of a normal year. The Green Cleaning Policy outlines efforts to increase the usage of green cleaning products, which accounts for the high percentage of expenditure and corresponding high points achieved for this credit.

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