Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.64
Liaison Beth Klein
Submission Date April 23, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

State University of New York at Cortland
OP-13: Cleaning Products Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Matt Brubaker
Energy Manager
Facilites Management
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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:
A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed:

The purchase of goods and services from funds administered through the State of New York, including State Operations, DIFR, IFR, and Current Restricted Fund, are subject to the New York State Finance Law, State Agency Regulations, Executive Branch Directives, and State University Policy, often resulting in a complex process. Flexibility Legislation extended real benefits to SUNY in terms of campus discretion but did little to ease complexities and deliberately placed a far greater responsibility and accountability at the campus level.

College policy requires that only authorized College representatives may make commitments for the purchase, lease, or rental of goods or services. Authorized representatives are defined as those Business Office employees specifically designated by the president and vice president for finance and management and having signatures on file with the state of New York. Additionally, P-card holders are authorized to make purchases for the college within established guidelines for cardholders. Limited purpose authorizations may at times be further delegated as circumstances warrant.

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:
20,000 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products:
20,000 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:

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:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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