Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.49
Liaison Julia Angstmann
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2021

STARS v2.2

Butler University
OP-11: Sustainable Procurement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.75 / 3.00 Taylor Korn
Campus Engineer
University Operations
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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?:
Yes

Which of the following best describes the institution’s use of LCCA?:
Institution employs LCCA less comprehensively, e.g. for certain types of systems or projects and not others

A brief description of the LCCA policy and/or practices:
For larger projects, Butler has an energy model for the building and is able to use this model to evaluate the energy savings of equipment. This helps us determine the payback for upgrading to more efficient building equipment.

Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating chemically intensive products and services?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for chemically intensive products and services:
As of December of 2016, 100% of the following products will be utilized for the cleaning of all campus buildings until further notice.
All general purpose, bathroom, glass, and carpet cleaners used must be Green SealTM Certified in accordance with either the third (2006) or fourth edition (2008) of standard GS-37. Alternative products may be proposed. However, alternative products may not be employed until the Butler University Building Services Department has issued a letter of approval. Alpha-HP- Multi-Surface Cleaner (JohnsonDiversey) : An all-in-one, environmentally friendly multi-surface cleaner that cleans and brightens surfaces safely and easily. Alpha-HP is also used for window cleaning and carpet cleaning. Alpha-HP products are Green Seal certified.

Since 2009, Butler has used phosphorus-free fertilizer everywhere on campus except flowerbeds or when a new lawn is being established.

Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating consumable office products?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for consumable office products:
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Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating furniture and furnishings?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for furniture and furnishings:
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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:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
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