Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.22
Liaison Paul Scanlon
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Slippery Rock University
OP-11: Sustainable Procurement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 3.00 Paul Scanlon
Special Assistant to the President
President's Office/Sustainability
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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:
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:

The use of Life Cycle Costing for evaluating major building energy-related enhancements are mandated in the PASSHE Strategic Energy Plan.

SRU's Facilities Planning and Construction Department also employs LCCA on energy/water conservation projects (for example, ROI and Cash Flow Projections were used to evaluate proposed projects on a large Guaranteed Energy Savings Agreement program started in 2017).


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for consumable office products:

SRU includes minimum 30% recycling content for copy paper products.


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:
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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:

Standard procedure for the SRU Information Technology Administrative Services (IATS) department is to specify and purchase only Gold-certified EPEAT products for all items that are EPEAT certifiable, but it is a departmental standard published internally.


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating food service providers?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for food service providers:

The contract for the University's food service provider contains numerous sustainability requirements, including recycling, composting, sustainable farm supplier, local foods, plant-forward meals, waste minimization, nutrition education and others.


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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