Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Jennifer McLaughlin
Submission Date March 31, 2016
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STARS v2.0

South Dakota State University
OP-13: Cleaning Products Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Jennifer McLaughlin
Sustainability Intern
Facilities and Services
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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:
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A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed:

Departments are required to use the state contracts as their first source. State contracts contain products that support the policy.


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:
621.59 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products:
2419.31 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:

Residential Life has adopted many of the ISSA techniques. Both Residential Life and Facilities & Services follow APPA cleaning standards.


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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Information pertains to only Facilities & Services and Residential Life. There are a few smaller operations on campus that provide their own cleaning that are not included in this credit.
Net cost of products was not readily available, so unit prices were used for this credit's calculations.

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