Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.57
Liaison Kelsey McCormick
Submission Date Sept. 23, 2019

STARS v2.2

Lawrence University
OP-11: Sustainable Procurement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.75 / 3.00 Kelsey McCormick
Sustainability Coordinator
President's Office
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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:

Lawrence does not conduct LCCA for all energy and water-using products, systems and building components but does evaluate alternatives for larger infrastructural improvements or investments. For example, when replacing the lightbulbs in the parking lot of the Banta Bowl in 2019 (athletic stadium) LED lightbulbs were chosen over other alternatives for their long life expectancy and lower energy usage.


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

Though Lawrence does not have published sustainability criteria for evaluating furniture and furnishings, Lawrence does use Interface flooring as its standard flooring provider. Interface sells carpet in tiles so that damaged sections can easily be replaced. Interface also recycles their old carpet. If the carpet cannot be recycled it is brought to a waste to energy facility.


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating Information technology (IT) and equipment?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for Information Technology (IT) and equipment:

Technology Services has the stated policy of purchasing EPEAT Silver (or better) certified equipment whenever possible. All monitors, desktop and laptop computers purchased by the University have been EPEAT Gold Certified since at least 2012.

https://www.lawrence.edu/info/offices/technology_services/policies/technology-sustainability-policies


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:

Lawrence selected Bon Appetit as it's food service provider due to its progressive and sustainable food sourcing programs, however, there are no published sustainability criteria for food service providers at this time.


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:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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