Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.33
Liaison Greg Lischke
Submission Date Nov. 25, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Ithaca College
OP-11: Sustainable Procurement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 3.00 Greg Lischke
Director EM&S
OEMS
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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:

Exerpt from the Procurement Team's "Information for Suppliers - How to do Business with Ithaca College" web site
(https://www.ithaca.edu/procurement/infoforsuppliers/)

Recycled and Green Purchasing
The College is committed to the protection of the environment and is always interested in the purchase of recycled and recyclable products when possible.

The IT Sustainability Policy is located at this web site (https://www.ithaca.edu/it/general/sustainability). It details our technology devices are Energy Star rated, lead-free, RoHS compliant, and EPEAT registered. It further details the our paper and printing, lab management, and data center centralization requirements, all supportive of best practices to minimize our environmental impact.


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:

We design to LEED standards, and fully consider the total life cycle cost for our systems and the individual componets.


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:

We use green-seal certified products, and utilize micro fiber cloths to minimize water and chemical use.

As a result of our research we decided to use Green Seal certified products. Specifically we have adopted the Spartan Sustainable Cleaning Program. This program utilizes many of the following products. BIO Renewables Glass Cleaner, TriBase Multi-Purpose Cleaner, Graffiti Remover SAC, Green Solutions All Purpose Cleaner, Consume BIO-Bowl, and Consume cleaner, odor eliminator. We are also including green janitorial products such as microfiber cloths, vacuum cleaners and Green Seal certified floor machines. Ithaca College is committed to environmentally preferable paper products throughout the campus by partnering with Essity who is also Green Seal certified: https://www.torkusa.com/about/sustainability

We have adopted foam hand soap in order to use less and a low odor, water based wood floor care program that not only saves money but is friendly to the environment and the users.

Please see this link for details on our program:

https://www.ithaca.edu/sustainability/docs/climateactionplan/greencleaningpolicy/


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:

We design to LEED standards, and work to integrate regionally sourced supplies and materials whenever possible. Our new buildings are required to meet a minimum of LEED silver. We have marked "no" as we do not currently have any published standards.


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:

The IT Sustainability Policy is located at this web site (https://www.ithaca.edu/it/general/sustainability). It details our technology devices are Energy Star rated, lead-free, RoHS compliant, and EPEAT registered. It further details the our paper and printing, lab management, and data center centralization requirements, all supportive of best practices to minimize our environmental impact.


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:

In FY2019 our dining contractor focused on sustainable food practices, including local food sourcing, trayless dining, compost and recycling, and other practices. We have transitioned to an in-house dining operations and are working to greatly enhance our overall sustainability.


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:
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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:

We do not have any published standards to verify our claim at this time.


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:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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