Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.47
Liaison Sally DeLeon
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Maryland, College Park
IN-8: Certified Green Cleaning

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Sally DeLeon
Acting Manager
Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk
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Under which of the following is the institution’s green cleaning program certified?:
Yes or No
Green Seal’s Environmental Standard for Commercial Cleaning Services (GS-42) Yes
The International Sanitary Supply Association’s (ISSA’s) Cleaning Industry Management Standard for Green Buildings (CIMS-GB) Yes
An equivalent third party certification program approved by AASHE No

A brief description of the institution’s certified green cleaning program, including the year adopted and/or certified:
In 2018, Residential Facilities renewed CIMS-GB certified with honors, signifying that they achieved 85% or more of the recommended elements in correspondence with standards for LEED-certified existing buildings. Residential Facilities is responsible for cleaning all residential buildings on campus. The University of Maryland Facilities Management cleaning program also includes natural-based cleaning chemicals, newer equipment, and an emphasis on recycling.

In 2018, Facilities Management Housekeeping Services became Green Seal Certified (GS-42) and complies with all the requirements. They also make a conscious effort to select Green Seal chemicals that are low in volatile organic compounds to further improve indoor air quality.

More information can be found at: https://www.facilities.umd.edu/SitePages/BLSGreenclean.aspx

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