Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.12
Liaison Jenny McNamara
Submission Date Feb. 21, 2014
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STARS v1.2

Portland State University
OP-11: Cleaning Products Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 2.00 Molly Bressers
Program & Outreach Coordinator
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:

PSU's custodial contract mandates purchased cleaning products be in accordance with LEED for Existing buildings operations & maintenance standards. Also the custodial contractor must provide quarterly reports to PSU documenting the types and cost of
chemicals purchased to demonstrate compliance with the 30% by cost requirement.
Reports shall be delivered to PSU’s Custodial Coordinator with a copy to PSU’s
Sustainability Coordinator.

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 :
311 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on cleaning products :
2,251 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, as those areas are currently under a separate custodial contract for which data was unavailable. However, housing buildings will soon be incorporated and served by the same custodial contract. Expenditure data is from September through December of 2013.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.