Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.89
Liaison Julie Newman
Submission Date Oct. 23, 2018
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
IN-13: Spend Analysis

Status Score Responsible Party
n/a 0.00 / MIT Office of Sustainability
Director
Office of Sustainability

This credit was marked as Not Applicable for the following reason:

MIT is not pursuing this credit because the results of its comprehensive spend analysis were not published within the reporting year.

About MIT's Spend Analysis:

https://sustainability.mit.edu/material-flow-analysis

Beginning in the fall of 2016, through a partnership with the MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative, the MIT Office of Sustainability (MITOS) teamed up with MIT Ph.D student from the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society , as well as relevant operational departments. The goal of the project is to develop a campus-based material flow analysis that maps the universe of MIT material goods and their flows from procurement through disposal.

Components of this study include procurement spend analysis, campus disposal pathway studies, class research on material substitution and re-use options, campus waste audits to inform building renovations and new construction, and vendor engagement and screening tools. This collective materials flow analyses will provide MIT with the data and key findings needed for optimizing material flows.

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