Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 37.22
Liaison Ryan Buchholdt
Submission Date Aug. 2, 2011
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University of Alaska Anchorage
OP-11: Cleaning Products Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 2.00 Paula Williams
Sustainability Director
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase Green Seal (tm) or EcoLogo (tm) certified cleaning products?:

The website URL where the green cleaning product purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines are posted:
A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed:

UAA contracts with ABM for janitorial services. In its most recent RFP, UAA included a stated preference for environmentally preferable cleaning products and training programs for contractor employees. ABM inventoried the cleaning products they most frequently use and reported to UAA on whether these were Green Seal or other third-party certified. ABM provided the following document:

As discussed, here is the list with the most common chemicals used at UAA in performing our services.

1. Ecolab Quikfill 530 Multi Purpose Cleaner
Green Seal Certified

2. Ecolab Quikfill 520 Glass and All Purpose Cleaner
Green Seal Certified

3. Ecolab Neutral Disinfectant Cleaner*
Not Certified

4. Spartan Plus 5 Carpet Shampoo
Not Certified

These are the chemicals that are used in high volume at your facilities. *Please note that there is no EPA registered germicide that is Green Seal certified.

UAA has requested that ABM provide a cost quote for moving to green seal certified carpet cleaner.

Does the institution wish to pursue points for Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on cleaning products)?:

Expenditures on Green Seal and/or EcoLogo certified cleaning products :

Total expenditures on cleaning products :

A copy of the sections of the cleaning contract(s) that reference certified green products:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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