Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.14
Liaison Aaron Durnbaugh
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Loyola University Chicago
OP-11: Sustainable Procurement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.75 / 3.00 Aaron Durnbaugh
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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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:
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The policies, guidelines or directives:

3.6 Policy Statement On University Environmental Sustainability Initiatives

Loyola University Chicago is committed and continually strengthens its sustainability efforts with our campus partners. Buyers and users should utilize suppliers and service providers that make use of, to practicable extent, materials and services that support the University’s sustainability mission. This should include efforts to conserve energy and water resources, support efficient delivery and supplier programs and reduce waste through reducing, reusing and recycling. The Purchasing Department leverages current supplier relationships to raise awareness of the need to reduce our environmental impact and maximize resource efficiency.


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:

The Office of Sustainability works closely with the Purchasing Department in understanding upcoming procurement processes. If these are products or services identified to have ongoing costs to the university through operation, maintenance or disposal than a True Cost of Ownership process is utilized to understand the opportunities to contain these costs and impacts to the environment. This process is standardized in an annual meeting with Sustainability and Purchasing where the upcoming procurement commodities are identified and a timeline for TCO consideration is incorporated into the RFP timeline.


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:

The policy related to green cleaning can be found here: http://www.luc.edu/environmentalservices/aboutus/housekeeping/
The text of the policy: Housekeeping
Loyola University Chicago is committed to using the highest quality and most sustainable cleaning products when ever possible. In order to reduce harmful chemicals being introduced to the residential and academic spaces on campus, we use only products certified by Green Seal EcoLogo or the U.S. E.P.A. Design for 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:

The Design Services unit administers the furniture disposal and reassignment program. This program provides previously used furniture at no cost to the department. The used furniture program is managed by Administrative Services with delivery of furniture provided by the Facilities Department. Items determined to be too obsolete for University reassignment are donated to area charities at the discretion of the Design Services Manager.


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:

http://www.luc.edu/its/resources/technologypurchases/departmentaltechnologypurchases/

Sustainability

Whenever possible, Loyola purchases only Energy Star certified equipment and makes every attempt to choose EPEAT silver or gold-certified desktops, laptops, printers and monitors. We encourage all Loyola students, staff and faculty to consider sustainable information technology equipment.


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:

Dining Services are provided by Aramark. Efforts on sustainability in Food Services can be found on the Dining Services Website. http://luc.campusdish.com/Sustainability.aspx
The concessions and convenience stores are run by Aramark. We don't host any franchises. Vending was covered by the sustainability policy and we incorporated no water bottles, EnergyStar machines only and reduced inventory of machines in this contracting process.


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:
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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?:
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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