|Submission Date||June 13, 2016|
The University of Texas at Dallas
OP-13: Cleaning Products Purchasing
Energy Conservation and Sustainability Manager
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:
There is a preferred practice in the purchasing of Green Seal and/or EcoLogo cleaning and janitorial products dependent on the cost and effectiveness.
A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed:
UT Dallas is committed to minimizing the environmental impact throughout the custodial and janitorial operations. UTD has reduced the variety of cleaning products allowed on-campus and used by custodial staff. When developing third-party custodial contracts, green language is encouraged. Third party contractors whom have green custodial-based programs and use environmentally friendly products are preferred. There is no formal preference policy for the Green Seal or EcoLogo certified standards.
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:
Total expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products:
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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