Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.98
Liaison Peter Barker
Submission Date March 14, 2016
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St. John's University, New York
OP-13: Cleaning Products Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.85 / 1.00 Thomas Goldsmith
Director of Environment and Energy Conservation
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:

The university strives to purchase sustainable and environmentally friendly products for all aspects of campus; including purchasing Green Seal and/or EcoLogo certified cleaning products where applicable.

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

University specifies and purchases all cleaning products and makes these products available for cleaning contractor.

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:
65,036.61 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products:
81,295.76 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:

The University is currently using the Tennant Orbio System campus-wide. It is a chemical free ionization process similar to salt pool filters. The only ingredients are water and pool grade salt which is ionized. We use if for glass cleaning, all purpose cleaning and sanitizing. This is a chemical free Green System.

Information about this system and its Green Seal certification can be found at: http://www.tennantco.com/am-en/pages/Company/NewsArticle.aspx?itemid=Orbio_GS_37_Certification

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:

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