Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.09
Liaison Andrew Riley
Submission Date April 18, 2024

STARS v2.2

State University of New York at Morrisville
OP-11: Sustainable Procurement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 3.00 Bill Mitchell
Energy & Sustainability Manager
Facilities
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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:

(The written policies are not up-loadable in one .pdf.) 
The policy GUIDELINES are available from a main web-page here:

Environmentally Preferable Products:
https://ogs.ny.gov/greenny/approved-greenny-specifications


     https://ogs.ny.gov/greenny-purchasing-requirements-and-tools
     - Large state-wide contracts support reduced costs and therefore adoption & purchase
       of sustainable / environmentally preferable products. 


Equity: Minority and Women Owned Businesses (MWBE target directive is 30%) and 
https://esd.ny.gov/doing-business-ny/mwbe

Equity: Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOB target directive is 6%
https://ogs.ny.gov/Veterans/


 


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:

Given New York State's aggressive carbon reduction goals, pure financial evaluations such as Life Cycle Cost Analysis will not achieve these goals, and thus process evaluations such as simple payback on energy efficient projects are no longer the only aspect of evaluation. Carbon savings and embodied carbon savings are now in the mix, and will disrupt the value of the question asked here. Some solutions will be selected simply because they are the right option, not because they pass or don't pass the payback or life-cycle cost analysis tests.


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:

Through EH&S - Environmental Health & Safety, the following sustainable practices have occurred:


Reduction of the SUNY Morrisville Hazardous Chemical footprint Inventory of chemicals in use.
Product reclaiming of recyclable chemicals, central point storage and management for chemical ordering and distribution. Program sharing to assist with cost-saving measures.
Also, plug refrigerant leaks, properly dispose of chemicals, recycle the chemically intensive products that can be recycled: fluorescent lamps, oil, glycol, etc, and seek assistance from the campus safety advisor when prudent.


During the current Performance Year of FY-2022-2023,
SUNY Morrisville spent the following, on sustainable / environmentally preferrable:


      For Green Cleaning Products and Services - General Purpose, Disinfectants,
      Hand Soaps, Floor Maintenance, etc.
      Cleaning Products: $11,573
      https://ogs.ny.gov/greenny/general-purpose-cleaners
      https://online.ogs.ny.gov/purchase/spg/awards/3900023245CAN.HTM


      Sustainable / Energy Saving Lighting Products:  $34,037
      https://ogs.ny.gov/greenny/lighting-fixtures-ballasts-and-lamps
      Fluorescent lamp products were exchanged for preferred, energy saving lighting products;
      and the old fluorescent lamps were shipped to proper recycling centers at E&HS costs.                                                           


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:

Executive Order (Governor's Order) EO-04 set an office paper use - reduction goal of 10% reduction in copy paper purchased per FTE (Full Time Equivalent) employee per year. 


Available per Office of General Services contract at: 



State-wide contracts support the purchase of consumable office products (such as office paper) 
at reduced costs, thus supporting the adoption and purchase of sustainable / environmentally preferrable products. During the current Performance Year of FY-2022-2023,
SUNY Morrisville spent the following, on sustainable / environmentally preferrable:


     Copy Paper:   $3,415
   
  https://ogs.ny.gov/greenny/copy-paper-and-paper-supplies
     This will need to become the baseline year for reduction by FTE for EO-04. 
     Printing Guide: 
     
https://ogs.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2018/08/greennyquickguidesprinting.pdf


     Janitorial Paper, chlorine-free: $21,305
     https://ogs.ny.gov/greenny/janitorial-paper-products


 


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:

https://online.ogs.ny.gov/purchase/spg/awards/2091523109CAN.HTM


Description: Furniture All Types Statewide: Conference Furniture (seating and tables), Dormitory Furniture, General Purpose Tables, High Density Filing, Household Furniture, Library Furniture, Office Furniture, School Furniture (found in classrooms for elementary schools through college), Specialty Seating (includes big and tall seating, bariatric, gang seating and laboratory stools), Systems Furniture.


During the current Performance Year of FY-2022-2023, SUNY Morrisville spent the following, 
on sustainable / environmentally preferrable:


     Floor coverings (carpet/tile): $29,403
     https://ogs.ny.gov/greenny/floor-coverings


     Furniture: $117,283
     https://ogs.ny.gov/greenny/furniture


 


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:

Description: Information Technology Umbrella Contract – Manufacturer Based (Statewide) Contractor Price Lists:
https://online.ogs.ny.gov/purchase/snt/awardnotes/7360022802can.HTM


During the current Performance Year of FY-2022-2023, SUNY Morrisville spent the following,
on sustainable / environmentally preferrable:


     Computers / Laptops / Tablets & Displays: $234,008
     https://ogs.ny.gov/greenny/computers-and-displays
     http://www.epeat.net/


     Printers / Imaging Equipment:  $1,182
     https://ogs.ny.gov/greenny/imaging-equipment
     Printing Guide: 
     https://ogs.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2018/08/greennyquickguidesprinting.pdf


 


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:

This is an un-finished area, as of yet.
Numerous sustainable processes have been implemented, though published written criteria is not yet available. 


Trayless service, napkins with re-cycled content, and re-useable ceramic plates / metal-ware (knife/fork/spoons), have long been implemented. 


Take-out food is only available from the main SUNY Morrisville dining hall by using one of two re-usable / washable to-go containers, provided to each dining hall participant.  No container, no take-out.
Replacement washable containers may become available for purchase and use, should the others become lost or mis-placed. 


A plan to phase-out single-use-plastics has been formed and phase-one will begin during 2024.


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:

Laundry services are used in association with food service, thus garments: aprons, rags, table cloths and etc., are used, washed and returned in a fully sustainable loop, but for wear and tear.


Total dollar costs and criteria for sustainable laundry services will be tracked during the next AASHE Performance Year. 


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

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

https://sucf.suny.edu/resources/program-directives
State University Construction Fund (SUCF):
Has now published requirements and minimum quantities required for tracking embodied carbon for concrete, asphalt, metal, and glass, on projects over one-million dollars in total cost, as well as using lower embodied carbon products to begin with.


https://sucf.suny.edu/sites/default/files/docs/1B-2.pdf


SUCF Purchasing Requirements: 


https://sucf.suny.edu/opportunities/mwbe-sdvob


     Equity: Minority and Women Owned Businesses (MWBE target directive is 30%) and
     https://esd.ny.gov/doing-business-ny/mwbe

     Equity: Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOB target directive is 6%
     https://ogs.ny.gov/Veterans/


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating transportation and fuels?:
Yes

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

SUNY Morrisville now purchases: 
B5 Ultra-Low Sulfur - Heating Oil (formerly #2 Fuel Oil), and 
B5 Ultra-Low Sulfur - Diesel Fuel (with 5% BioDiesel), and
87 Octane Unleaded Gasoline with 10% Ethanol 


Gasoline 
https://online.ogs.ny.gov/purchase/spg/awards/0560023237CAN.HTM


Diesel (B5, B10 and B20 ULSD) 
https://online.ogs.ny.gov/purchase/spg/awards/0560223236CAN.HTM


Fuel Oil standards too (B2 and B5 Biofuels) https://online.ogs.ny.gov/purchase/spg/awards/0550023287CAN.HTM


Motor Oil (lubricants)
https://online.ogs.ny.gov/purchase/spg/awards/0570023204CAN.HTM


 


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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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

The current Performance Year is FY-2022-2023:  July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023. 


New York State - Green Purchasing Products and Sources:
https://ogs.ny.gov/greenny/approved-greenny-specifications


     https://ogs.ny.gov/greenny-purchasing-requirements-and-tools
     - Large state-wide contracts support reduced costs and therefore adoption & purchase
       of sustainable / environmentally preferable products. 


 


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