Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.82
Liaison Kimberly Reeves
Submission Date Feb. 20, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
OP-13: Cleaning Products Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.58 / 1.00 Jim Muniz
Physical Plant / Support Services Manager
Facilities Services
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Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase third party certified cleaning and janitorial products?:
Yes

A copy of the green cleaning product purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines:
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The green cleaning product purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines:

The Procurement Services Center for the Colorado University System has a Sustainable Purchasing Guide that encourages purchasing of green cleaning products and procedures and practices to reduce pollution and release of toxic wastes.


A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed:

In 2011 the CU system pursued a green cleaning products contract for all three campuses, to ensure that all products that could meet Green Seal or Eco-Logo do so. Staples won the bid and roughly 90% of products (by number) or more meet the standard (not disinfectant, floor cleaners).

We do not have formal policy to require green cleaning products on campus, but the university's "Green Purchasing Guidelines" encourage purchasing of green cleaning products and procedures and practices to reduce pollution and release of toxic wastes.


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products)?:
Yes

Expenditures on Green Seal and/or UL Environment (EcoLogo) certified cleaning and janitorial products:
51,262 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products:
117,079 US/Canadian $

Has the institution's main cleaning or housekeeping department(s) and/or contractor(s) adopted a Green Seal or ISSA certified low-impact, ecological (“green”) cleaning program?:
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A brief description of the institution’s low-impact, ecological cleaning program:
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A copy of the sections of the cleaning contract(s) that reference certified green products:
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The sections of the cleaning contract(s) that reference certified green products:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s green cleaning initiatives is available:

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