Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.89
Liaison Ann Drevno
Submission Date Jan. 25, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Saint Mary's College of California
OP-13: Cleaning Products Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.75 / 1.00 Michael Viola
Director of Facilities Services
Facilities Services
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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:

See attached

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

The purchasing policy and guidelines are reviewed on an annual basis between Saint Mary's College and ABLE.

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:
3,555 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products:
5,326 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:

This Policy and Plan addresses environmental best practices for cleaning the interior of St. Mary’s College of California. Specifically, it addresses purchasing sustainable cleaning, hard-floor and carpet products; procuring sustainable cleaning equipment; developing and implementing standard operating procedures for effective cleaning; promoting and improving hand hygiene; developing guidelines for handling cleaning chemicals; developing staffing and employee training requirements; collecting and addressing occupant feedback; and establishing procedures for use of chemical concentrates and dilution systems.

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:

Cleaning products and materials, including hard-floor and carpet-care products, used by Able at Saint Mary’s College of California shall, when possible, meet the requirements of LEED EBOM's IEQc3.3: Green Cleaning, Purchase of Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials.

Product types subject to these requirements include, but are not limited to, bio-enzymatic cleaners, hard-floor cleaners, carpet cleaners, general-purpose cleaners, specialty cleaners, odor control, disinfectants, disposable janitorial paper products and trash bags, and hand soaps.

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

Chemicals that do not have a sustainable alternative (ex. Green Seal or EcoLogo) were not included in either of the spend totals above.

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