Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.91
Liaison Liesel Schwarz
Submission Date Nov. 25, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Villanova University
OP-13: Cleaning Products Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.78 / 1.00 Liesel Schwarz
Sustainability Manager
Facilities
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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:

We purchase green seal certified cleaning products across campus. this past year we started using blue cleaning through Ararmak, an ionized water cleaning solution. This has reduced our need to buy additional cleaning products, including green seal. Blue cleaning is not only green cleaning, but it helps protect the floors and other surfaces from the harmful chemicals that would normally required regular refinishing.


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

The Procurement Department works closely with Custodial Services’ Director on specifying the products that will be bid each year. We pick green seal products whenever available. The blue clean solution helps to reduce the need to buy additional cleaning solutions.


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

Expenditures on Green Seal and/or UL Environment (EcoLogo) certified cleaning and janitorial products:
215,870 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products:
303,389 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?:
Yes

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

Starting in the Fall of 2013 our custodial staff has switched over to Blue cleaning, an ionized water cleaning solution for floors, windows and non-kitchen surfaces. This has drastically reduced the amount of chemicals we need to buy and the bottles wasted to store those chemicals.


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:

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