Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.77
Liaison Franklin Lebo
Submission Date May 27, 2022

STARS v2.2

Baldwin Wallace University
OP-11: Sustainable Procurement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 3.00 Franklin Lebo
Assistant Professor of Sustainability
Sustainability
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Does the institution have written policies, guidelines, or directives that seek to support sustainable purchasing across multiple commodity categories institution-wide?:
No

A copy of the policies, guidelines or directives:
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The policies, guidelines or directives:
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Does the institution employ Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) when evaluating energy- and water-using products and systems?:
No

Which of the following best describes the institution’s use of LCCA?:
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A brief description of the LCCA policy and/or practices:
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Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating chemically intensive products and services?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for chemically intensive products and services:
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Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating consumable office products?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for consumable office products:

Several years ago, before 2000, a decision was made by leadership to use 30% post-consumer waste paper in copiers and printers on campus. To this date, BW has remained committed to providing that level of post-consumer waste. The BW Bookstore under George Schiller's leadership is also committed to this policy. In addition, BW's Printing Services currently achieves or exceeds this minimum standard by ordering through Millcraft which is an FSC Certified vendor of paper products. Attached, please find BW's 2018 Purchasing Inventory from Millcraft indicating which products were FSC Certified.

We gratefully acknowledge the assistance of George Schiller, Director of Bookstore Operations, Karen Stenger, Director of Purchasing, and Guy Grame, Manager of Printing and Postal Services for providing the background information necessary to provide information in this section of our report.


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating furniture and furnishings?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for furniture and furnishings:

BALDWIN WALLACE UNIVERSITY DESIGN GUIDELINES AND CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS
DIVISION 0 – PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
SECTION AE – 005001 – DESIGN GUIDELINES FOR SUSTAINABILITY
PART 1: GENERAL
1.1 Scope of Standard
A. This standard is intended to help Project Managers, architects, and engineers understand Baldwin Wallace
University policy and approach for incorporating sustainability practices into construction projects.
B. Baldwin Wallace University will strive to incorporate sustainable practices into its operations and business
processes, which includes (but not limited to): purchasing green products, incorporating LEED concepts into
building design, promoting recycling throughout the university, and encouraging energy and water
conservation in all campus buildings.
C. Baldwin Wallace University projects may or may not choose to pursue certification under the Leadership in
Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating Systems created by the United States
Green Building Council (USGBC). However, all Baldwin Wallace University projects are expected to apply
sustainable practices to the greatest extent possible.
D. The architect should complete a USGBC LEED checklist as a deliverable at predetermined milestones or at
the end of each design phase (SO, DO, and CD) along with a narrative highlighting key aspects of
sustainability goals and addressing the six categories of the LEED checklist.
E. Sustainability goals and checklist should be reviewed at each phase with stakeholders and Baldwin Wallace
University sustainability Director.
1.2 Reference Standard(s)
A. U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
B. Baldwin Wallace University has a Sustainability Position Statement which follows:
Recognizing its social, economic, and educational leadership responsibilities within the state of Ohio,
Baldwin Wallace University is committed to ensuring a more sustainable future for its students, faculty, and
staff, and for the citizens of Ohio. Baldwin Wallace University will promote the use of sound sustainable
principles and [Rev-O] 12/11 005001-1 practices through learning, teaching, research, and facilities
management from both an educational and operational perspective.
1. Members of the Baldwin Wallace University community (faculty, staff, and students) will have a basic
understanding of sustainable practices, communicated through informal learning sessions and the
incorporation of sustainability issues into the University curricula.
2. Baldwin Wallace University will encourage and support sustainability scholarship and research.
Baldwin Wallace University will strive to incorporate sustainable practices into its operations and business
processes, which includes purchasing green, incorporating green concepts into building design and
maintenance, promoting recycling, and encouraging energy and water conservation in all campus buildings.
(Revision – 1) 02/15/2017 005001-2
BALDWIN WALLACE UNIVERSITY DESIGN GUIDELINES AND CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS
DIVISION 0 – PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
PART 2: EXECUTION
Baldwin Wallace University has incorporated many sustainable principals/practices into the Baldwin Wallace
University Design Guidelines & Construction Standards. Designs developed in compliance with these
standards should result in a project that is equivalent to LEED Certified level.
The sustainability goals for a project will be determined in the programming phase. If the goal of a project is
to achieve formal LEED certification, this must be approved by the University as part of the project approval.
All appropriate USGBC requirements should be followed.
If the goal is not to pursue LEED certification, the following protocol should be followed:
1. Follow USGBC guidelines and checklists as a metric and means for documenting sustainable features, but
forgo the process of submitting paperwork to USGBC for formal approval and certification.
2. Baldwin Wallace University would contractually require the architect to complete and submit a LEED
checklist to the Owner during design and at the completion of construction documenting the probable LEED
points achieved. The LEED checklist will be used to document the sustainable features of the facility. The
purpose of the LEED checklist is to demonstrate that a project is equivalent to a “certified” level on the
USGBC rating system.
3. Baldwin Wallace University supports design phase energy modeling to support completion of LEED
checklist.
4. Baldwin Wallace University promotes third party commissioning on all major capital projects and will
consider “enhanced commissioning” of large, complex facilities.
5. Baldwin Wallace University targets 24 percent of optimizing energy performance under Energy and
Atmosphere section of the LEED checklist.
6. Baldwin Wallace University encourages energy-saving features that can show a life-cycle cost savings with
respect to energy, maintenance, and/or operations.
7. Baldwin Wallace University encourages involvement from LEED accredited professionals on the project
team.
PART 3: VERIFICATION/VALIDATION
During the design phase, the Architect shall maintain an appropriate level of documentation to substantiate
that the sustainability goals have been incorporated into the project design. The documentation should support
the LEED points being pursued on the checklist. The documentation should be sufficient to pass a
sustainability audit by the Owner or their designee. For example, appropriate calculations must be completed
to support any LEED points related to efficiencies requiring a “percent reduction”.
During the construction phase, the contract documents shall also require the Contractor to submit appropriate
documentation to validate and verify LEED points earned. For example if credits are being pursued for
diversion of construction waste, appropriate documentation must be submitted. The standard submittal
process may be sufficient to document points earned for certain products or equipment that earn LEED points.
All relevant LEED information and documentation must be compiled and delivered to Baldwin
Wallace University at the completion of the project.
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BALDWIN WALLACE UNIVERSITY DESIGN GUIDELINES AND CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS
DIVISION 0 – PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
Note: A sample USGBC LEED checklist and sustainability LEED process are attached. The checklist is color
coded noting the University standard or likelihood of pursuing various sustainable aspects or points.
Green = standard
Yellow = possible
Red= not probable
END OF SECTION 005001


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating Information technology (IT) and equipment?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for Information Technology (IT) and equipment:
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Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating food service providers?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for food service providers:
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Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating garments and linens?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for garments and linens:
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Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating professional service providers?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for professional service providers:
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Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating transportation and fuels?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for transportation and fuels:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable procurement program or initiatives is available:
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