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Submission Date Nov. 10, 2016
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Stony Brook University
OP-13: Cleaning Products Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Reporter Tom Lanzilotta
Campus Energy Manager
Campus Operations and Maintenance
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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:

West Campus Custodial Services at Stony Brook University is committed to the University's mission of environmental sustainability through implementation and utilization of green cleaning and environmentally friendly practices. Achieving the balance of cleaning for health and for the environment, while maintaining fiscal prudence in a difficult economic climate, has been challenging. By converting our main cleaning chemicals and hand soap to Green Seal Certified products and by introducing "beyond green" technologies such as Active-Ion and ECO-H20 non-chemical cleaning programs, however, we are achieving that balance.


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

The institution ensures that its purchasing policy is adhered to by requiring employees in charge of choosing cleaning supplies to purchase at least a portion of the supplies that are green.


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:
51,901.35 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products:
391,526.11 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?:
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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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