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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 69.67
Liaison Trina Innes
Submission Date June 30, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Alberta
IN-8: Certified Green Cleaning

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 David Whalen
Manager, Cleaning Services
Facilities & Operations
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Under which of the following is the institution’s green cleaning program certified?:
Yes or No
Green Seal’s Environmental Standard for Commercial Cleaning Services (GS-42) No
The International Sanitary Supply Association’s (ISSA’s) Cleaning Industry Management Standard for Green Buildings (CIMS-GB) Yes
An equivalent third party certification program approved by AASHE No

A brief description of the institution’s certified green cleaning program, including the year adopted and/or certified:

CIMS certification is provided by the International Sanitary Supply Association and the honours designation is awarded to companies that have demonstrated outstanding capability to thoroughly manage processes, implement procedures, capture opportunities for improvement and measure results. Our contractor, Bee-Clean has undergone the independent assessments required to become Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) certified with honours. Bee-Clean has also been certified CIMS Green Building, an endorsement of our green commitment in action.

Certification Dates
2007 – First Certified CIMS-GB Contractor in Canada
2010 – Re-certified CIMS-GB with honours
2013 – Recertified CIMS-GB with honours
2016 – Recertified CIMS-GB with honours


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