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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 Michele Hebert
Submission Date Aug. 26, 2011
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STARS v1.0

University of Alaska Fairbanks
OP-11: Cleaning Products Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Kelly Piper
Director
GCA Services
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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:

On campus at UAF our cleaning services are managed by the contractor GCA Services group. GCA takes care to make sure that the products they use clean the campus in a way that makes it safe and sanitary, as well as having as small a negative impact on there environment as possible. Some highlights of there cleaning service include:Custodial effectiveness assessments; Continuous improvement training for all associates; Standardized sustainable cleaning processes and procedures; Implementation strategies crafted with experience-based best practices; Experienced, invested, interested, and accountable management; Certified sustainable chemicals, products, tools, and equipment at competitive prices; Comprehensive communications protocol with client, building occupants and facilities maintenance staff; Recycling programs, duct cleaning, filter changing, etc.; GREENGUARD-compliant program with Green Seal compliant products. Note that for part two of this question we are not able to get the numbers for the amount spent on cleaning supplies; however, we were given the percent of money spent on certified green products. That percent is the number we entered.


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 :
710 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on cleaning products :
1,000 US/Canadian $

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

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