Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.42
Liaison Janet Purchase
Submission Date March 1, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

California State University, Fullerton
OP-11: Sustainable Procurement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 3.00 Michael Lotito
Associate Director of Plant Operations
Physical Plant
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Does the institution have written policies, guidelines or directives that seek to support sustainable purchasing across commodity categories institution-wide?:
Yes

A copy of the policies, guidelines or directives:
The policies, guidelines or directives:

We adhere to the following policies and guidelines:

- ICSUAM 5235.00 CSU Buy Recycled Products Campaign: https://csyou.calstate.edu/Policies/icsuam/Pages/5235-00.aspx

- CSU Sustainability Policy: http://www.calstate.edu/cpdc/sustainability/policies-reports/

- Executive Order 987: Policy Statement on Energy Conservation, Sustainable Building Practices, and Physical Plant Management for the California State University
http://www.calstate.edu/eo/eo-987.html

ICSUAM 5215.00 | Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) Participation--

200 DVBE Goal
The Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) Participation Program was established to acknowledge disabled veterans for their service and to further DVBE participation in state contracting, promote competition and encourage greater economic opportunity.

The state established a DVBE contracting participation goal of at least three percent (3%). The goal applies to the total contract dollars expended each year by all campuses. This includes all contracts, purchase orders, and procurement card orders.


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 (e.g. building and facilities maintenance, cleaning and sanitizing, landscaping and grounds maintenance)?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for chemically intensive products and services:

CSUF has a Green Cleaning Policy and Program Plan.

This Policy and Plan addresses environmental best practices for cleaning the interior of all Facilities Operations managed interiors. Specifically, it addresses purchasing sustainable cleaning, hard-floor and carpet products, and entryway systems; procuring sustainable cleaning equipment; developing and implementing standard operating procedures for effective cleaning; promoting and improving hand hygiene; developing guidelines for handling cleaning chemicals; developing staffing and employee training requirements; collecting and addressing occupant feedback; and establishing procedures for use of chemical concentrates and dilution systems.

The goal of this Green Cleaning Policy and Plan is to reduce the exposure of building occupants and maintenance personnel to potentially hazardous chemical, biological and particle contaminants, which adversely impact air quality, health, building finishes, building systems and the environment.


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating construction and renovation products (e.g. furnishings and building materials)?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for construction and renovation products:
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Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating Information technology (IT) products and services (e.g. computers, imaging equipment, mobile phones, data centers and cloud services)?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for IT products and services:

CSU Policy ICSUAM 5235.00 identifies that when feasible, the campus should try to purchase items with recycled content over non-recycled content products. This includes computers and other IT related devices.


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating food services (i.e. franchises, vending services, concessions, convenience stores)?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for food services:
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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 services (e.g. architectural, engineering, public relations, financial)?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for professional services:
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Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating transportation and fuels (e.g. travel, vehicles, delivery services, long haul transport, generator fuels, steam plants)?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for transportation and fuels:

CSU SUAM 9171--Capital Planning, Design and Construction Policy, Section VII--Facilities Operations and Management

This policy covers the purchase, use of fleet vehicles. The State and Federal mandates are as follows:

1. Federal Energy Policy Act – 75% alternative fuel light-duty vehicles

a. AB 32’s Bio-energy Action Plan requires 50% of the above 75% light-duty vehicles to be flex fuel2.

2. 10% of all light-duty fleet purchases by campuses and CSU shall be zero emissions vehicles (ZEV) in FY 2017/18, increasing by 5% annually through FY 2024/2025 to a total of 50% of light duty fleet vehicles purchases. For the purposes of this section, ZEVs are fuel cell vehicles (FCV), battery electric vehicles (BEV).

3. Sufficient charging/fueling infrastructure shall be available to support ZEV purchases and utilization. Campuses shall strive to maintain a ratio of charging/fueling infrastructure as described in the table below (see attached policy).

a. Exemption to above ZEV/BEV requirement: If the campus has Telematics in 100% of ZEV fleet including Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)3 and Hybrid vehicles4 with quarterly reports demonstrating proper charging and use of PHEV vehicles. PHEV vehicles shall be considered ZEVs for purchasing vehicles.

b. Purchasing of light duty vehicles shall follow a priority order. If purchasing other than priority 1 vehicle type, justification in writing must but submitted for each lower priority order type of vehicle.

Priority 1 Pure Zero emissions vehicles
Priority 2 Plug-in Hybrid ZEVs
Priority 3 Hybrid-Electric Vehicles
Priority 4 Internal Combustion and flex fuel vehicles meeting MPG requirements


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating wood and paper products?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for wood and paper products:

CSU Policy ICSUAM 5235.00 identifies that when feasible, the campus should try to purchase items with recycled content over non-recycled content products. This applies to campus paper products.


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating products and services in other commodity categories that the institution has determined to have significant sustainability impacts?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for other commodity categories:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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