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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 70.03
Liaison Nancy Wilkin
Submission Date May 26, 2014
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STARS v1.1

Royal Roads University
OP-11: Cleaning Products Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.37 / 2.00 Brie Haley
Team Member
Bsc
"---" 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?:
Yes

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:

In 2000, RRU implemented a chemical-free cleaning program which includes the use of micro-fiber cloths for disinfection rather than chemicals. The micro-fiber cloths successfully remove bacteria from surfaces and the bacteria are dealt with when the cloths are laundered. There are no guidelines for the purchase of green cleaning products because at the time of inception there was a lack of selection of these products. The current list of products that are used includes Green Seal, Planet Clean, ACME, Oxygenic, and Nutri-clean.


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

Expenditures on Green Seal and/or EcoLogo certified cleaning products :
45,000 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on cleaning products :
78,000 US/Canadian $

A copy of the sections of the cleaning contract(s) that reference certified green products:
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Both of these expenditure values are estimates. Amounts are in Canadian dollars.

The expenditures on Green Seal and/or EcoLogo products includes the purchase of the micro-fiber cloths, which are the main disinfection method used.

The total expenditure on cleaning products includes the purchase of mats and cleaning equipment.

The only current cleaning contract is for outdoor windows. The company that usually fills that contract is known to use eco-friendly cleaning products.

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.