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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 81.30
Liaison Sarah Munro
Submission Date June 30, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of Connecticut
OP-13: Cleaning and Janitorial Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.74 / 1.00 Sarah Munro
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Environmental Policy
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Total expenditures on cleaning products:
215,711.65 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):
105,910.84 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on janitorial paper products:
267,785.40 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):
252,489.50 US/Canadian $

Percentage of expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products that are third party certified to meet recognized sustainability standards:
74.13

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

2016 - one year period.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The University of Connecticut Sustainability Progress Report features a section on Green Purchasing. The University only purchases cleaning products with low impacts on the environment and on indoor air quality.

http://ecohusky.uconn.edu/docs/about/2014%20Sustainability%20Progress%20Report.pdf

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.