Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.78
Liaison Sarah Rykal
Submission Date Nov. 4, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Wisconsin-Stout
OP-13: Cleaning Products Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 1.00 Tim Cline
Graduate Assistant
Sustainability Office
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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:
A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed:

UW-Stout, along with all other campuses in the UW-System, are obligated to purchase cleaning products via the mandatory DOA contract #15-48500-001.

The contract states:
Awarded vendors of this contract will work with end-users to replace non-green certified cleaning chemicals with Green Certified (Green Seal, Ecologo or EPA DFE) chemicals through product testing processes.


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products)?:
No

Expenditures on Green Seal and/or UL Environment (EcoLogo) certified cleaning and janitorial products:
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Total expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products:
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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:

No official green cleaning program has been adopted by UW-Stout for either the Academic or Housing portion of custodial. Some green seal certified products are being trialed and considered, but we currently do not have a full green cleaning program.


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:

Data on total expenditures or expenditures spent on Green Seal or EcoLogo certified products are not available.

Information provided by the Director of Procurement & Materials Management

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