Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Margo Flood
Submission Date Aug. 24, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Warren Wilson College
OP-13: Cleaning Products Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Alison Climo
Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Institutional Effectiveness
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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:
The green cleaning product purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines:

Avoid toxic materials where choices are available, e.g.; inks, paints high in volatile compounds, carpets high in noxious odors and chemicals, cleaning solutions containing hazardous or environmentally harmful components


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

Warren Wilson has a policy of using Green Seal approved and/or similar products, including, but not limited to cleaning agents, vacuum cleaners, and paper products such as toilet paper and paper towels. Additionally, we are always seeking "greener" products that we could purchase, with consideration of both the efficacy and cost.


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:
8037 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products:
11886 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:

In purchasing cleaning products green seal products are preferred.


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:

Avoid toxic materials where choices are available, e.g.; inks, paints high in volatile compounds, carpets high in noxious odors and chemicals, cleaning solutions containing hazardous or environmentally harmful components


The website URL where information about the institution’s green cleaning initiatives is available:

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