Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.18
Liaison Allen Bottorff
Submission Date Oct. 8, 2012
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

Valencia College
OP-11: Cleaning Products Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 2.00 Annmarie Wise
Purchasing Agent
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:
Custodial supervisors, who do their own purchasing, were instructed to buy Green Seal or EcoLogo by the Assistant Vice President for Facilities and Sustainability, starting in 2006. They have continued buying these products from three vendors. The bulk of the non-Green products purchased were made up of hand sanitizers for the common areas, disinfectants, ceramic tile cleaners, carpet extraction cleaners, and tile floor cleaners. Staff have been trained in green housekeeping techniques since 2006.

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 :
38,252 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on cleaning products :
57,395.76 US/Canadian $

A copy of the sections of the cleaning contract(s) that reference certified green products:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Three of our 6 campuses have in-house custodial staff while the newest and smallest three campuses contract with outside firms. The RFP for those janitorial services, which include green cleaning, is attached. See section 4.6 of this document.

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