|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||Jan. 31, 2011|
University of Texas at Austin
OP-11: Cleaning Products Purchasing
|1.60 / 2.00||
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:
Also see: http://www.managemen.com/green
(OS1) is a comprehensive high performance cleaning system. It employs in-depth training based on standardized tools and procedures. The process is workloaded to teams and each worker is trained and certified on specialized tasks. Workers are 'kitted' with specific tools and chemicals for each job function, which have been benchmarked as the best practice by the (OS1) Users. This simplification of the cleaning process results in a safer, healthier and easier working environment.
(OS1) is a results-based process. Many cleaning operations do not have the capability to track data. The (OS1) process of gathering and tracking tangible data, hands-on training and accurate workloading transforms cleaning operations into precision machines.
The (OS1) Green Certified Program Award is presented to facilities that have submitted to a ManageMen Progress Audit and earned at least an 80% score or higher. A facility that earns this award is successfully managing their (OS1) Program. This means that, at this level, an (OS1) Organization is reducing environmental risk and the probability of unwanted effects. Specifically, (OS1) Green Certified Programs can demonstrate the following:
• Cleaning for Health first and then for appearance
• Disposing of cleaning wastes in a environmentally responsible manner
• Increased worker safety and awareness
• Increased level of sanitation of building surfaces
• Responsible and proper removal of pollutants from the facility
• Reduction of chemical, particle and moisture residue
• Minimization of human exposure to pollutants
UT-Austin achieved 80%+ scores on seven facilities in 2009.
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 :
Total expenditures on cleaning products :
A copy of the sections of the cleaning contract(s) that reference certified green products:
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