Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.61
Liaison Tony Gillund
Submission Date May 9, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

The Ohio State University at Newark
OP-11: Sustainable Procurement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 3.00 James Heinen
AASHE STARS Program Coordinator
Energy Services and 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:
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 as a matter of policy and standard practice when evaluating all energy- and water-using products, systems and building components

A brief description of the LCCA policy and/or practices:

Per the university’s Green Build and Energy Policy adopted in 2008, for each qualifying building construction project, a life-cycle cost analyses will be undertaken by a qualified engineer or architect in accordance with the standards established in ORC 3345.69 (http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/3345.69). This will include an energy systems analysis, and the results of these analyses will be a primary consideration in developing the project design.


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 university Green Build and Energy Policy requires 50% of construction and demolition materials to be recycled.

See Division 01.40.00 of "Building Design Policies": https://fod.osu.edu/sites/default/files/div_01.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:

Policy is to procure equipment according to the University Policy at best value with the preference for products that are EPEAT registered. This is accomplished via resust contracts with manufacturers that have numerous EPEAT offerings and is communicated by the purchasing agent during procurement process
http://das.ohio.gov/Divisions/InformationTechnology/StateofOhioITStandards.aspx


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)?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for professional services:

At Ohio State University, the university has a goal consistent with the state of Ohio’s mandate to purchase 15% of its goods and services from state of Ohio certified minority vendors.

Sections 4115.31 through 4115.35 of the Ohio Revised Code direct that any
instrumentality of the state utilize a qualified non-profit state agency for the
purchase of products and/or services which are available from a work center
employing persons with disabilities.

https://stars.aashe.org/media/secure/630/6/509/2901/OP%2017%20supporting%20document%20aashe%20stars%20Ohio%20State%20University.pdf


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:

Recycled Paper
The University's Recycled Paper Policy was instituted on July 1, 2008. The policy requires all copy paper used on campus to have at least 30 percent recycled content.
It is estimated this initiative will save more than 8,000 trees and almost 3 million gallons of wastewater, while diverting 382,000 pounds of solid waste from landfills.
http://busfin.osu.edu/FileStore/PDFs/201_RecycledPaper.pdf


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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