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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 Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Ryan Buchholdt
Submission Date Aug. 12, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Alaska Anchorage
OP-13: Cleaning Products Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Edwin Delatorre
Custodial Supervisor
Facilities and Campus Services
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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:
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A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed:

Due to UAA’s commitment to practice sustainability in all areas of business, custodial services conducts environmentally sound actions such as…

Use of recycled paper products and environmentally preferred products certified by

Green Seal or EcoLogo

Product control management

Product procurement and packaging controls

Waste minimization and solid waste management

Energy use management

Equipment maintenance

Employee occupational training

Employee occupational protection

Security and safety for UAA


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products)?:
No

Expenditures on Green Seal and/or UL Environment (EcoLogo) certified cleaning and janitorial products:
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Total expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products:
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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?:
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A brief description of the institution’s low-impact, ecological cleaning program:
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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:

Environmentally Preferable Cleaning Products and Supplies.
For the following categories of cleaning products and supplies, the Cleaning Service Provider shall use only environmentally preferable products:

General-purpose cleaners, floor cleaners, bathroom cleaners, glass cleaners, and carpet cleaners;

Floor finishes and floor strippers;

Liquid hand soap;

Toilet tissue and facial tissue (100% post-consumer recycled content);

Paper towels and napkins (100% post-consumer recycled content).

Plastic trash can liners shall contain a minimum of 10% post-consumer recycled content or have a thickness of less than 0.7 mils.


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

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