Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.55
Liaison Daryl Pierson
Submission Date Feb. 11, 2011
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Portland State University
OP-11: Cleaning Products Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.80 / 2.00 PJ Houser
Office Assistant
Campus Sustainability Office
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Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase Green Seal (tm) or EcoLogo (tm) certified cleaning products?:

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:

The information below details Portland State University's policies regarding mandatory and desirable characteristics of chemical cleaning products used by the University's Custodial Services.

(1) Demonstrate that the product meets or exceeds the relevant Green Seal standards in whole. Product does not have to have actually obtained Green Seal certification, if sufficient proof can be provided that it would meet the relevant Green Seal requirement. However, actual Green Seal certification is preferred.

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

Expenditures on Green Seal and/or EcoLogo certified cleaning products :
6,593 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on cleaning products :
7,593 US/Canadian $

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

Info provided does not include cleaning products used for Housing facilities.

From October, 2008 to September, 2009, $7,593.00 was spent on cleaning chemicals...

All the chemicals we use here on campus, with the exception of our disinfectant, are green seal.

Darin Price
ARAMARK Higher Education
Portland State University
(503) 734-4224


Since we had trouble finding out definitively, we estimated $1000 was spent on disinfectant.

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