Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.85
Liaison Patrice Langevin
Submission Date Nov. 19, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Pitzer College
OP-13: Cleaning Products Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.54 / 1.00 Mark Crawbuck
Assistant Director of Facilities & Custodial Services
Campus Facilities
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Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase third party certified cleaning and janitorial products?:

A copy of the green cleaning product purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines:

The green cleaning product purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines:

Although Pitzer College does not have a written policy at this time we work in partnership with Waxie Sanitary Supply on purchasing environmentally friendly cleaning supplies. Our sustainable supply spend percentage goal is 60% and our actual sustainable supply spend for 2014 was 72%.

A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed:

The mission of Custodial Services is to operate, maintain, and improve the physical assets of Pitzer College in a professional and efficient manner by providing safe, functional, and attractive facilities for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors. Our main goal is to enhance occupant comfort and health by maintaining campus environments that promote performance and productivity.
Policies and procedures have been designed by Pitzer College to reduce the impact harsh chemicals and solvents have on indoor environmental quality. Custodial Services has implemented a green housekeeping program that focuses on removing building pollutants by using safer cleaning products. Green Seal-37 approved cleaning products, which contain less toxic compounds, help reduce indoor air pollution, as well as reducing the contaminants present in both water and solid waste streams.

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products)?:

Expenditures on Green Seal and/or UL Environment (EcoLogo) certified cleaning and janitorial products:
39,146 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products:
54,359 US/Canadian $

Has the institution's main cleaning or housekeeping department(s) and/or contractor(s) adopted a Green Seal or ISSA certified low-impact, ecological (“green”) cleaning program?:

A brief description of the institution’s low-impact, ecological cleaning program:

Use RTD chemical management systems for accurate product dilution.

Use of Micro Fiber towels for cleaning.

Use Green Seal-37 approved cleaning chemicals



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

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

Pitzer College uses ABM On-Site Services for its contract cleaning. Please see link to their sustainable practices. http://www.abm.com/pages/greencare-green-cleaning-janitorial-services-program.aspx

The website URL where information about the institution’s green cleaning initiatives is available:

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