Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 37.67
Liaison Trina Larson
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Chandler-Gilbert Community College
OP-11: Sustainable Procurement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 3.00 Sara Haidle
Sustainability Project Assistant
Administration
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Does the institution have written policies, guidelines or directives that seek to support sustainable purchasing across 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 as a matter of policy and standard practice when evaluating all energy- and water-using products, systems and building components

A brief description of the LCCA policy and/or practices:

Each project requires different analysis. We use engineering economics to analyze energy and water-using products and systems.
Looking at these costs:
Initial Costs—Purchase, Acquisition, Construction Costs
Fuel Costs
Operation, Maintenance, and Repair Costs
Replacement Costs
Residual Values—Resale or Salvage Values or Disposal Costs
Finance Charges—Loan Interest Payments
Non-Monetary Benefits or Costs
After analysis, we choose the option with the lowest total life cycle cost and lowest environmental impact.


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)?:
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 construction and renovation products (e.g. furnishings and building materials)?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for construction and renovation products:

CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS MANUAL
https://www.maricopa.edu/sites/g/files/vmcrws441/files/pdf/fpd/MCCCD_General_Design_Guidelines.pdf

3.1.8 Sustainability, energy and water conservation
As a large user of energy in the operation of its facilities, the District is extremely conscious of the need to minimize its consumption of energy and water. This requires a comprehensive,
interdisciplinary approach to energy and water efficient design. Examples include the use of native, drought-tolerant vegetation in landscaping, proper building orientation, adequate but protected fenestration, appropriate design and performance of mechanical systems, etc.

3.2 Sustainable Buildings
All new college buildings and renovation projects should be designed to meet general sustainable building principles and ―green building criteria where practical to do at reasonable costs and investment return. A properly designed, sustainable building reduces energy and water use, wasted resources and provides a healthy working and learning environment for our users. While a certified LEED Silver rating will not be required of any District facilities, energy and water conservation and other issues of sustainability should be explored for each project. Use of local materials, low water use landscaping and plumbing fixtures, construction waste management, recycled content in new materials, low emitting materials, daylighting techniques, along with energy and water conservation are principles that can be evaluated and applied.
The design and construction team should consider LEED Silver Credit categories and concepts that can be achieved with relative ease and be pursued to the extent that such measures provide meaningful benefits to the building projects, occupants, operators, or the environment within the project budget.

3.3 Energy Conservation Design Criteria
3.3.1. Building Envelope
The envelope specifications will adhere to the prescriptive standards listed in ASHRAE 90.1-2004. Alternatively, the designer may follow the directions for the use of a computer simulation under the Energy Cost Budget section of ASHRAE 90.1-2004.
3.3.2 Roofing Materials – Reflectivity
Roofing products should follow the concepts of, and where appropriate, comply with the technical specifications of the U.S. EPA’s Energy Star labeled Roof Products.
3.3.3 Lighting
Fluorescent lighting shall be T-8 tubes with electronic ballasts or better. T-5 tubes and technology may be used in completely new locations where no integration with existing T-8 systems is required.
Occupancy sensors with manual override will control all interior lighting. All exterior lighting should operate through time clocks or the energy management system on campus. No lighting should be operated through circuit breakers in the panels only. Exit signs shall be LED. Other light fixtures that typically use incandescent light sources should use PL tubes when equivalent or better lighting levels can be achieved.
3.3.4 HVAC Systems and Controls
Each classroom or meeting room is to be served by a single VAV box. Up to four offices may be
served on a single VAV box where similar exposures and loads may be expected HVAC controls
shall switch between unoccupied and occupied modes based on tying into occupancy sensors or scheduling.
3.5. Building Configuration
Attempt to minimize the ratio of surface area of walls and roofing to gross building area in order to reduce heat loss and/or heat gain within reasonable design considerations. Configuration of floor plans should strongly consider maximizing the number of areas the mechanical equipment serves by minimizing the quantity of mechanical systems required to support those spaces, again within reasonable design considerations.
3.6. Glazing and Infiltration
Use appropriate glazing systems to minimize heat gain and reflected glare to adjacent buildings or public areas. The use of projections and roof overhangs over windows is recommended in sunny locations and particularly on south and west orientations. The length of the projection should be calculated to maximize solar gain in winter and shading during the late spring/summer/early fall, the times of heaviest internal and external loads. This function may also be achieved by using fixed awnings or other architectural devices. Avoid use of highly reflective or mirrored glass. All exterior windows should be double glazed, insulated units. All exterior doors shall be weather stripped, including door thresholds.
3.7. Environmental Issues
Environmental issues that must be addressed in the early planning stages of a project. In these situations, risk management and campus safety requirements must be considered. Of the greatest concern are:
environmental regulations imposed at the local, state and federal levels pertaining to air
and water quality
requirements and considerations be given to atmospheric emissions and discharges to
storm and/or sanitary systems
storm water retention and run-off, along with dust control, during construction
handling of solid and hazardous substances, including their disposal
good HVAC system design that provides a high level of air quality in the building
If hazardous materials (asbestos, lead, PCB’s, mold, etc.) are suspected or discovered during either the design or construction phase immediately notify the PM. The District will provide testing and abatement as the situation requires.

CGCC follows LEED Silver standards when evaluating construction and renovation products.


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)?:
No

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

All purchases are Energy Star and EPEAT Gold certified.


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:

Architects and engineers need to follow LEED guidelines for efficient building design. LEED guidelines attached.


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)?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for transportation and fuels:
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Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating wood and paper products?:
No

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

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for other commodity categories:

MARICOPA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT PURCHASING PROCEDURES MANUAL
https://ep.maricopa.edu/business/purchasing/Shared%20Documents/New%20Purchasing%20Manual_3_19_2019.pdf

Appliance Purchases
As one of many actions in support of the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment, only Energy Star rated appliances and equipment will be purchased, if available. This means that even if a non-Energy Star appliance is less costly, the Energy Star rated appliance will be purchased.


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