Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.35
Liaison Mo Lovegreen
Submission Date March 2, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of California, Santa Barbara
OP-13: Cleaning and Janitorial Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.72 / 1.00 Jewel Snavely
Campus Sustainability Coordinator, TGIF Grants Manager
Office of Sustainability
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Total expenditures on cleaning products:
220,379.25 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on cleaning products that are Green Seal or UL ECOLOGO certified and/or Safer Choice labeled (or local equivalents for institutions outside the U.S. and Canada):
84,053.95 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on janitorial paper products:
318,674.08 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on janitorial paper products that are FSC, Green Seal, and/or UL ECOLOGO certified (or local equivalents for institutions outside the U.S. and Canada):
304,321.11 US/Canadian $

Percentage of expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products that are third party certified to meet recognized sustainability standards:

A brief description of the time period from which the figures reported above are drawn (i.e. one-year time period or representative sample):

Reported for Fiscal year 2016/2017

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Due to our electronic procurement system (SiQuest), we are not able to track line item details on purchases using vendor blankets, Flexcards, or punch-out items. Our SiQuest system reported only non punch-out commodities.

The UCSB Campus integrated green cleaning as a standard many years ago. We were given the GREEN, CLEAN AWARD prestigious Grand Award in 2008 recognizing green cleaning practices as part of a contest sponsored by American School & University (AS&U) magazine, The Green Cleaning Network, and the Healthy Schools Campaign. The award was presented at the annual Green Clean Schools National Summit in Washington, D.C., and the campus was featured in AS&U magazine’s December edition.

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