Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 60.06
Liaison Margaret Lo
Submission Date Aug. 2, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Ball State University
Tier2-2: Local Businesses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Rhodene Upchurch
Purchasing Services
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Does the institution give preference to local products and businesses in its purchasing decisions? Local food purchases, which are covered in OP Credit 6: Food Purchasing, are not included in this credit.:

A brief description of the program:

For all new and major renovation construction projects, Ball State University under LEED guidelines does follow LEED MR Credit 5: Regional Materials, which requires the use 10% to 20% regional building materials or products that have been extracted, harvested, recovered as well as manufactured within 500 miles of the project site based on cost of the total materials used. By using local building products and businesses, the university is reducing the environmental impacts resulting from transportation and helps establish locally sourced materials and suppliers.

The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:

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