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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.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.70
Liaison David Gibson
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Hampshire College
OP-13: Cleaning and Janitorial Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Marge Dunehew
Procurement and Auxiliary Services Director
Business Office
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Total expenditures on cleaning products:
6,000 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on cleaning products that are Green Seal or UL ECOLOGO certified and/or Safer Choice labeled (or local equivalents for institutions outside the U.S. and Canada):
5,000 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on janitorial paper products:
18,000 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on janitorial paper products that are FSC, Green Seal, and/or UL ECOLOGO certified (or local equivalents for institutions outside the U.S. and Canada):
7,000 US/Canadian $

Percentage of expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products that are third party certified to meet recognized sustainability standards:
50

A brief description of the time period from which the figures reported above are drawn (i.e. one-year time period or representative sample):

The window we analyzed is May-October 2017, which not only includes our large summer order but is also representative of about half our annual expenditure.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

When the RW Kern Center was opened in spring of 2015, a suite of cleaning products were tested and vetted to meet the Living Building Challenge's stringent red list requirements. The selected products are also Green Seal Approved and have the US EPA Design for the Environment (now called Safer Choice) label.

Hampshire College elected to use these cleaning products campus wide to benefit all our custodians and building occupants, not just those in the new building.

While only $7000 of the $18,000 we spend annual on paper products is FSC/Green Seal/Ecologo certified, the remaining $11,000 worth is made from 100% recycled paper.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.