Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 31.26
Liaison Eric Promnitz
Submission Date Dec. 3, 2020

STARS v2.2

Nova Southeastern University
OP-11: Sustainable Procurement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 3.00 Seth Mangasarian
Director
Physical Plant
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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?:
Yes

A copy of the policies, guidelines or directives:
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The policies, guidelines or directives:

https://www.nova.edu/procurement/policies.html
Procurement of Materials with Recycled Content: Any products or materials that are subject of or necessary to perform activities under a State funded contract, shall be procured in accordance with the provisions of Florida Statutes sections 287.045 and 403.7065.


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:

Nova Southeastern University may utilize Life Cycle Cost Analysis for significant projects and activities under the Office of Facilities Management as conducted by the Senior Controls and Energy Engineer.

A recent example includes the specification and installation of Aquamizer toilet flush valves in a dormitory constructed in 2019.
https://news.ul.com/news/ul-issues-first-marketing-claim-verification-building-plumbing-products


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

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for chemically intensive products and services:

A recently awarded Grounds and Custodial Services contract included the following language in the RFP:

6. Waste Removal

(C) Upon contract award, Contractor shall submit a plan to the administration designed to reduce the cost of solid waste management and improve sustainability performance for each NSU location covered under this contract.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for furniture and furnishings:

Nova Southeastern University
Criteria Manual of Design and Specifications Standards
DIVISION 09 FINISHES

Design Criteria: Portland Cement Plastering, Gypsum Veneer Plastering, Gypsum Board, Ceramic Tiling, Acoustical Panel Ceilings, Linear Metal Ceilings, Suspended Decorative Grids, Fabric Wrapped Ceiling Panels, Stone Flooring, Wood Flooring. Wood Athletic Flooring, Resilient Base and Accessories, Resilient Athletic Flooring, Resinous Matrix Terrazzo Flooring, Fluid Applied Flooring, Resinous Flooring, Tile Carpeting, Sheet Carpeting, Access Flooring, Wall Coverings, Stone Wall Facing, Stone base, Stone Trim, Stone Window Stools, Stretched Fabric Wall Systems, Fabric Wrapped Panels, Sound Absorbing Wall Units (Acoustical Panels), Sound Absorbing Ceiling Panels, Exterior Painting, Interior Painting,, Staining and Transparent Finishing, Multi-color Interior Finishing, High Performance Coatings, High Temperature Resistant Coatings, Elastomeric Coatings and Cementitious Coatings.

General Requirements

This division identifies criteria for the selection of finishes in Nova Southeastern University Buildings with the purpose of establishing minimum standards, acceptable to Nova Southeastern University (NSU), to be used as the basis of design for NSU Main Campus, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. NSU experiences with various materials, products and installations have led to the procedures and practices noted under this Division 09.
Only those sections that are used in typical projects are listed below. Nova Southeastern University has requested that Design Professionals be conscientious that all finishes selected for use on NSU campus is durable and be able to cope with the climate zone and weather conditions of South Florida. Finishes shall allow for cleaning of graffiti and stains with relative ease for facility maintenance staff. Finishes must be selected and specified to comply with the following objectives:

1. Sustainable design, using sustainable products.
a. At a minimum, all new facilities and renovations must meet LEED “silver” standards.
b. Building products shall not contain products with asbestos, lead, formaldehyde, mercury, volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) or any other harmful products. Only non-toxic adhesives are to be used in Nova Southeastern University facilities.
c. Low-emitting finish options are preferred. If finishes with chemical emissions cannot be avoided, off-gassing must be completed prior to Substantial Completion.
d. Design Professional should consider design that uses structure as finish to reduce material use and environmental impact.


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating Information technology (IT) and equipment?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for Information Technology (IT) and equipment:
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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:
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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:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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