Overall Rating Reporter - expired
Overall Score
Liaison Lindsay Batchelor
Submission Date April 5, 2012
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STARS v1.1

North Carolina State University
OP-11: Cleaning Products Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Albert Scott
Director
Housekeeping Services
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Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase Green Seal (tm) or EcoLogo (tm) certified cleaning products?:
Yes

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:

University Housekeeping formed committees over 3 years ago to review all chemicals, tools, supplies and equipment that were tasked to seek green alternatives in all areas where it made sense. These committees are still in place and very diligent in researching and implementing green products into our practices. Steps are as follows:
- Seek green product (new or replacement)
- Submit product to chemical committee
- Test product in an area for a predetermined time
- Implement product, if desired results are achieved during testing
- If testing produces undesired results, other green products are sought


Does the institution wish to pursue points for Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on cleaning products)?:
Yes

Expenditures on Green Seal and/or EcoLogo certified cleaning products :
89,065 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on cleaning products :
171,689 US/Canadian $

A copy of the sections of the cleaning contract(s) that reference certified green products:
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