Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Lindsey Kalkbrenner
Submission Date May 3, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Santa Clara University
OP-13: Cleaning Products Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Jeffrey Charles
Director
Facilities
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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:
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The green cleaning product purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines:

The current contract for commercial custodial services dated May 7, 2009.
Specifications
Chemicals and Supplies, Page S-C-1of 4, Paragraph 1.
General Requirements, sub-paragraph 1.3 states,
"The Contractor will use brands and types of chemicals that are certified as meeting the GreenSeal Environmental Standards for Cleaning Services by the GreenSeal Organization whenever there are chemical brands and types that perform acceptably to The University."


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

Facilities management reviews cleaning products and addresses any breach of guidelines 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:
155811.93 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products:
181314.03 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:
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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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