|Submission Date||Nov. 12, 2015|
OP-13: Cleaning Products Purchasing
Senior Account Manager, Tufts University
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 preference for green cleaning and green cleaning policies are in the RFP distributed by Tufts University. Tufts University desires to implement as much green cleaning as possible within all of its buildings. The contractor (DTZ) is following this directive.
A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed:
A review of cleaning products was presented to the Tufts University Director of Facilities for approval.
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:
Total expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products:
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:
DTZ uses low impact and reusable products such as microfiber cloths and dry mops, green chemicals, and HEPA vacuums.
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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