Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.78
Liaison Konrad Schlarbaum
Submission Date Jan. 28, 2011
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.0

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
OP-11: Cleaning Products Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.76 / 2.00 Jim Muniz
Physical Plant / Support Services Manager
Facilities Services
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:
We do not have formal policy to require green cleaning products on campus. However, the university's "Green Purchasing Guidelines" encourage purchasing of green cleaning products and procedures and practices to reduce pollution and release of toxic wastes. As of December 2010, we are in the process of reviewing proposals for a CU system green cleaning contract, which will ensure that all products that can meet Green Seal or Eco-Logo do so. Implementation for the new green cleaning program is planned for January -February of 2011. Currently we work informally with our cleaning product suppliers to ensure that all products meet Green Seal or Environmental choice certification, if possible -- over 90% of the cleaning products used on campus meet one of these criterion. Currently the floor care product that is used does not meet Green Seal or Environmental Choice criteria, but we are working with our vendors to supply one that does.

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 :
23,036.14 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on cleaning products :
27,374.87 US/Canadian $

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

Data source(s) and notes about the 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.