Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.18
Liaison Kelli O'Day
Submission Date Sept. 13, 2013
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University of California, Davis
OP-11: Cleaning Products Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.65 / 2.00 Allen Doyle
Sustainability Manager
Office of Environmental Stewardship and 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:

Custodial services and their policies are divided into five main sectors across campus due to financial and administrative boundaries. The policies in all sectors are compliant with the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance 2009 rating system and associated guidance documents.
1. Academics and Administration –Policy and Procedures Manual 360-30 covers cleaning procedures and requires LEED-compliant custodial services. Many green practices in this sector started before policy required them, including purchase of Green Seal cleansers and recycled paper products.
2. Dining Commons- The University Dining Commons is managed by Sodexo Resident General Manager, and the PRIDE Industries; together they collaborate to implement the policy and plan.
3. Student Housing-The Green Cleaning Policy applies to all cleaning conducted by UC Davis Student Housing for certain buildings in Cuarto, Tercero, and Segundo.
4. Associated Students-These spaces are cleaned by contract services; see below.
5. Contract- Pride Industries – Pride Industries offers their services to different sections of the UC Davis campus, with details in the documents titled PRIDE Clean Appendix and PRIDE Green Building

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 :
211,863 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on cleaning products :
277,407 US/Canadian $

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

UC Davis tracks green cleaning according to the standards of LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance IEQ Credit 3.3: Green Cleaning - Purchase of Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials, which requires tracking of cleaning chemicals, paper products, trash can liners, and hand soaps using several standards. This data was collected from Custodial Services as well as a contract service provider (Pride). According to LEED criteria UC Davis spends 76% of purchasing dollars on sustainable cleaning products and materials.

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