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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

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Liaison Julian Dautremont-Smith
Submission Date Oct. 9, 2012
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Alfred State College
OP-11: Cleaning Products Purchasing

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Complete Expired Julian Dautremont-Smith
Chief Sustainability Officer
Office of the President
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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:

As a state agency, Alfred State is covered by Executive Order 4, which contains a number of requirements around green purchasing. We are required to report annually on our compliance with the Order. Employees in charge of purchasing cleaning products for Alfred State are aware of these requirements. We currently use green cleaning products for most regular daily cleaning needs. However, the disinfectants and occasional project cleaners we use are currently not certified (though one is labeled under the U.S. EPA's Design for the Environment program). We continue to experiment with different green cleaning products to find ones that meet our requirements.

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 :
12,837.86 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on cleaning products :
23,429.86 US/Canadian $

A copy of the sections of the cleaning contract(s) that reference certified green products:

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