Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.21
Liaison David Husemoller
Submission Date June 7, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

College of Lake County
OP-11: Sustainable Procurement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 3.00 David Husemoller
Sustainability Manager
Facilities
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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:
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:

All college-owned buildings are operated and maintained in accordance with the following maintenance criteria:
Usage of Environmentally Preferable Materials
- FSC and composite lumber
- 80% of cleaning products to be Green Seal certified
- Low and preferably No VOCs in paints, cleaners, and new materials
- Carpet squares, made from recycled materials and recyclable at disposal


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:

The College of Lake County Green Building Guidelines for New Construction and Major Renovations are aligned with Illinois Public Act 096-0073*. Passed by the Illinois General Assembly on July 24, 2009, this Act requires that all new State-funded building and renovation projects be a minimum of LEED Silver Certified or
equivalent. The college works with LEED accredited architects and designers to ensure all new projects meet or exceed this requirement.


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:
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Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating food services (i.e. franchises, vending services, concessions, convenience stores)?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for food services:

When evaluating potential vendors, the Food Service Committee made sustainability initiatives part of the RFP and the interview process. Our food vendor is committed to working with the campus farm to prepare and serve food grown locally at the college by students. The vendor was able to work successfully with campus facilities to begin composting pre and post-consumer food scraps.


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)?:
No

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

The college owns and operates 2 hybrid cars for staff to take to meetings across the state and region. The college police department has an electric segue for its officers to patrol campus grounds, rather than relying on gas burning police cars. Fuel efficiency is a priority in purchasing vehicles for the college fleet. These priorities are not written into formal policies.


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:

The college central services has been hesitant to commit to purchasing paper with recycled content due to past experiences with paper jams in printers.


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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