Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 85.50
Liaison Breeana Sylvas
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of California, Merced
IN-17: Green Cleaning Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
n/a 0.00 /


Institution uses a green cleaning program or service that is certified under:

  • Green Seal’s Environmental Standard for Commercial Cleaning Services (GS-42),

  • The International Sanitary Supply Association’s (ISSA) Cleaning Industry Management Standard for Green Buildings (CIMS-GB), AND/OR

  • An equivalent, nationally or internationally recognized third party certification program approved by AASHE.

Please note that this credit recognizes comprehensive green cleaning programs and services that have been third party certified. Expenditures on certified green cleaning products are recognized in the Cleaning and Janitorial Purchasing credit.


This credit is optional and may be earned by any institution.


An institution earns 0.5 bonus points for using a third party certified green cleaning program or service. Partial points are not available.


Report on current certification status at the time of submission.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.