Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.81
Liaison Paul Scanlon
Submission Date Aug. 23, 2012
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STARS v1.2

Slippery Rock University
OP-11: Cleaning Products Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.43 / 2.00 Scott Albert
director of facilities
facilities & planning department
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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 Assistant Director of Campus Services has implemented a Green Cleaning program that utilizes Green Seal product lines. As of 2009 SRU has had guidelines to purchase “green seal certified products” through our vendors for the chemicals we use for daily custodial cleaning procedures. The Custodial Supervisors are only allowed to purchase these products for staff use.

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 :
69,930.95 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on cleaning products :
73,305.78 US/Canadian $

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

SRU has transitioned most of the cleaning products in use to Green Seal-approved products. However, there is currently not a official policy available to reference.

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