Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.95
Liaison Jenny McNamara
Submission Date June 30, 2016
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Portland State University
OP-13: Cleaning Products Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.48 / 1.00 Molly Bressers
Program & Outreach Coordinator
Campus Sustainability Office
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Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase third party certified cleaning and janitorial products?:
Yes

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

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.


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

The Campus Sustainability Office requests monthly purchasing reports from the vendor and meets with representatives as needed.


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

Expenditures on Green Seal and/or UL Environment (EcoLogo) certified cleaning and janitorial products:
9,230.70 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products:
29,755.32 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?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s low-impact, ecological cleaning program:
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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:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s green cleaning initiatives is available:

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