Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 45.68
Liaison Tara Pike
Submission Date Dec. 18, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Nevada Las Vegas
OP-13: Cleaning Products Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.77 / 1.00 Debra Kuhn
Purchasing Analyst
UNLV Purchasing
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Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase third party certified cleaning and janitorial products?:

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

The green cleaning product purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines:

Read description in box below.

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

Procurements for cleaning products used campus wide are initiated by two groups: Facilities
Maintenance and Student Life Facilities. Both of these groups have made a commitment to identifying
and purchasing Green Seal and EcoLogo cleaning products when those products meet their customers'

UNLV encourages Green - Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) through:
A) Campus departmental/vendor collaboration & education:
1) EPP/Green Purchasing Program: http://www.unlv.edu/purchasing/green-policy
a) Strong efforts will be made to avoid purchases of janitorial and other
supplies that contain carcinogens and are not biodegradable.
b) Decrease chemical waste in campus research and teaching laboratories
by identifying less hazardous and more environmentally friendly
chemicals or processes that may be substituted.
c) Strive to procure biodegradable and phosphate free detergents for use
in campus buildings and halls. This requirement extends to all vendors
contracted for cleaning or washing services for the University.
2) How to Buy: http://www.unlv.edu/purchasing/green-buy

B) Purchasing & Contracts - staff evaluation of all purchases, to ascertain if viable green options
are available
1) Preferable consideration on contracts, bids & RFPs offered to firms submitting
viable, cost effective, environmentally responsible responses
C) Reporting
D) Campus wide Involvement

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

Expenditures on Green Seal and/or UL Environment (EcoLogo) certified cleaning and janitorial products:
545,241 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products:
781,231 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?:

A brief description of the institution’s low-impact, ecological cleaning program:

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

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

The website URL where information about the institution’s green cleaning initiatives is available:

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