Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.03
Liaison Mark Lichtenstein
Submission Date June 7, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
OP-11: Sustainable Procurement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Lisa Campagna
Assistant Director of Business Affairs
Business Office
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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:
The policies, guidelines or directives:

- The SUNY-wide Green Purchasing Policy.
On April 28, 2008, New York Gov. Paterson signed an Executive Order establishing a New York State "Green Procurement and Agency Sustainability Program," to promote policies within state agencies and authorities that reduce the consumption of materials and energy and reduce potential impacts on public health and the environment. As a result, SUNY is required, where applicable, to purchase environmentally-friendly commodities, services and technology and develop sustainability and stewardship programs. See: http://system.suny.edu/procurement/green-purchasing/

- The SUNY-wide Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) Program of the State University of New York strives to assure that MWBE firms around New York State are given equal opportunities to have business with all SUNY campuses in various fields including construction, construction consultants, commodities and consultant/services. See: https://www.suny.edu/meansbusiness/mwbe/


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 LCCA is used mainly in the construction and operation of the facilities.
The SUCF directives 1B-7 mandate the design of the building for both renovation and construction to adhere to the requirements of EO 88. Section 4 c requires a detailed payback analysis of each system with the computer analysis utilizing annualized weather data. Appendix A describes the modeling , the benchmark is ASHRAe 90.1-2010 PRM.
LCCA is also used in operations for utility consumption and use / cost projections.


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)?:
Yes

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

SUNY ESF shall purchase cleaning materials/products, disposable janitorial paper products and trash bags that comply with the below criteria:
• Cleaning products shall meet Green Seal GS-37 standards, if applicable, or if GS-37 is not applicable, products should comply with the California Code of Regulations maximum allowable Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) levels
• Disposable janitorial paper products and trash bags shall meet the minimum requirements of U.S. EPA’s
Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines


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:

Sustainable Materials and Supplies Purchasing Policy:
http://www.esf.edu/au/documents/SustMatsSuppls.pdf


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)?:
Yes

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

SUNY as a whole has a purchasing policy that includes energy efficiency, empahsizing EnergyStar certified equipment. (see http://www.suny.edu/sunypp/documents.cfm?doc_id=428 )


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating food services (i.e. franchises, vending services, concessions, convenience stores)?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for food services:
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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 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)?:
No

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

- 100% post-consumer recycled paper


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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