Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 61.29
Liaison Bonnie Dong
Submission Date Aug. 31, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

MacEwan University
OP-13: Cleaning and Janitorial Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Stephen Luyendyk
Senior Manager Operations
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Total expenditures on cleaning products:
49,584.81 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on cleaning products that are Green Seal or UL ECOLOGO certified and/or Safer Choice labeled (or local equivalents for institutions outside the U.S. and Canada):
49,584.81 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on janitorial paper products:
149,516.45 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on janitorial paper products that are FSC, Green Seal, and/or UL ECOLOGO certified (or local equivalents for institutions outside the U.S. and Canada):
149,516.45 US/Canadian $

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

A brief description of the time period from which the figures reported above are drawn (i.e. one-year time period or representative sample):

July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

All in-house Custodial employees receive training on cleaning standards, procedures and chemical use. The time frame varies for individual employees. Supervisors monitor staff closely during the training period and records are kept of individual employee training. Continuing, all employees are accountable for following best cleaning standards and safety procedures.

Indoor Air Quality
Special attention will be paid to improve indoor air quality by preventing the use of unsafe cleaning chemicals with hazardous contaminants and by introducing environmentally friendly approved Green products in all university buildings. These Green products must be certified by the Environmental Choice Program or approved by Green Seal.

Chemical Dispensers
In order to reduce and control excess chemical usage, chemical dispensers will be installed in all custodial rooms to dispense cleaning solutions at the correct dilution rate, as per the manufacturer’s specification.

Carpet Care
Carpet tile installed in main hallways at most campus buildings is steam cleaned with a clear water application.

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