Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.33
Liaison Gener Abdon
Submission Date July 31, 2020
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STARS v2.1

San Diego State University
OP-11: Sustainable Procurement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Gener Abdon
AASHE STARS student intern
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:

The CSU Buy Recycled Campaign is a joint effort between the campuses and the administrative offices of the CSU in support of the State Agency Buy Recycled Campaign (SABRC). The CSU Buy Recycled Campaign was developed to comply with State laws requiring the procurement of recycled content products.

It is the CSU's policy to promote environmentally responsible procurement practices. Campuses are encouraged, whenever feasible, to maximize the purchase of goods that contain recycled content or may be recycled or reused when discarded.

Categories include antifreeze, paper products, printing and writing, plastic products, mulch/compost, glass products, lubricating oils, paint, tire derived products, tires, and metal.

https://www2.calstate.edu/csu-system/doing-business-with-the-csu/contract-services-and-procurement/Pages/Environmental-and-Social-Sustainability.aspx

We also participate in a sustainable auto substitution program with our office supply partner, Staples.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Z3v-t4uZFU7qNxVwB-Mf3n3oPSwBAHEN1fgKjhEivOM/edit


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:

Life Cycle Cost Analysis is loosely applied to projects in SDSU Planning, Design, and Construction from word of mouth of personnel in this department.

https://bfa.sdsu.edu/campus/facilities/planning


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)?:
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 construction and renovation products (e.g. furnishings and building materials)?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for construction and renovation products:

The CSU requires all projects over $10 million be at least Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Building Design and Construction (BD+C) Silver certified.


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)?:
No

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

All food locations on-campus are required to be Green Restaurant Association (GRA) certified.

https://www.dinegreen.com/

https://www.eatatsdsu.com/Nutrition-Sustainability/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)?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for transportation and fuels:

CSU policy has fleet minimums for zero emissions vehicles. The policy also has a prioritization of vehicle purchases: electric vehicles, plug in hybrids, hybrids, traditional. Purchase of non-electric vehicles require justification in writing.

http://calstate.edu/cpdc/SUAM/SUAM9171.pdf


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating wood and paper products?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for wood and paper products:

CSU/Staples auto-substitution program mandates that customers need to purchase at least 30% recycled paper and sustainable office supplies at check-out.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Z3v-t4uZFU7qNxVwB-Mf3n3oPSwBAHEN1fgKjhEivOM/edit


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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