Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.16
Liaison Yara Watson Colon
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Central Florida
OP-11: Sustainable Procurement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.75 / 3.00 Yara Watson Colon
Sustainability Specialist II
Sustainability Initiatives
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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:
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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:

LCCA's are performed for all new buildings & major renovations. For example:

Green Roof Consideration: CNC-4: Implementation of a modular green roof and associated storm and condensate water capture must be considered and evaluated for all new University buildings. The decision to proceed with the design and development of the green roof, including additional requirements, will be made at the Advanced Schematic Design phase. Costs associated with the green roof must be presented to the UCF Project Manager for review. The evaluation must include the following requirements:
• The cost for the enhanced structure and roof membrane required for the green roof and associated walkways and safety features.
• The cost for the actual green roof system, apart from the other building elements, including installation.
• The effects of the green roof on the building’s roofing and drainage system, especially the roof warranty.
• The cost for any associated stormwater system that may be required.
• The cost for the long-term maintenance of the green roof.
• A detailed summary of all costs for the proposed green roof system to quantify a total cost.
• A life cycle cost analysis using the total cost and the total energy savings.

CN23-1: A 25 year Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) must be provided for the mechanical systems for each project as required by Florida Statutes and the Florida Building Code. At least three (3) schemes must be included in the analysis. One (1) of the schemes considered must be a central system, such as the campus district cooling loop. The three schemes must be presented to the UCF Director of Utilities & Energy Services for review. The scheme having the lowest total life cycle cost will usually be installed.

UCF Design & Construction Standards v2019.3
https://fp.ucf.edu/wp-content/uploads/resources/Standards%20and%20Requirements/Design%20Construction%20and%20Renovation%20Standards%20v2019-3.pdf


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:

Green Cleaning Policy FSP 2017 FO0012
UCF demonstrates its commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability by achieving Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for all new buildings, and by striving to reach LEED certification for existing Educational & General (E&G) buildings. Green Cleaning Practices contribute to a building’s level of LEED certification. They reduce the exposure of building occupants and maintenance personnel to potentially hazardous chemicals and biological and particulate contaminants, which adversely affect air quality, human health, building finishes, building systems, and the environment. This policy applies to all cleaning procedures, cleaning material and equipment purchases, and cleaning contractor services that occur inside and on the building site. Specifically, this policy covers the following:
1. The tracking plan for cleaning product and cleaning equipment purchases
2. Hard floor and carpet cleaning and maintenance
3. Protection of vulnerable occupants during cleaning
4. Hand hygiene
5. Safe storage and handling of cleaning chemicals, including spill management
6. Using chemical concentrates
7. Staffing and training plans
8. Provisions for collecting occupant feedback and continuous improvement to evaluate new
technologies, procedures, and processes
9. Tracking plan for staffing and overall performance
10. Purchasing guidelines: sustainability criteria for cleaning products and materials
11. Sustainability criteria for cleaning equipment
12. Internal quality assurance and quality control processes

Green Cleaning Policy v2019
https://fs.ucf.edu/sites/default/files/policies/Green%20Cleaning%20Policy-LEEDupdates-%20final%2011.7.19.pdf


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:

Facilities & Safety Sustainable Purchasing Procedure (FS 2019 FS0038)

Criteria for consumables, including cartridges, dining ware, envelopes, notebooks, paperclips, printing, and copy paper, sticky notes, and toner.
10% Post-consumer and/or 20% post-industrial material
50% Rapidly renewable material (e.g., bamboo, cork, cotton, wool)

https://fs.ucf.edu/sites/default/files/policies/Green%20Cleaning%20Policy-LEEDupdates-%20final%2011.7.19.pdf
50% Materials harvested, extracted, and processed within 500 miles of the facility


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:

Facilities & Safety Sustainable Purchasing Procedure (FS 2019 FS0038)

Criteria for furniture:
10% Post-consumer and/or 20% post-industrial material
70% Salvaged material from off-site or outside the organization
70% Salvaged material from on-site, through an internal materials and equipment reuse program
50% Rapidly renewable material (e.g., bamboo, cotton, cork, wool)
50% Materials harvested, extracted, and processed within 500 miles of the facility/site 50% Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified wood


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating Information technology (IT) and equipment?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for Information Technology (IT) and equipment:
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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:
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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 service providers?:
Yes

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

Facilities & Safety Sustainable Purchasing Procedure (FS 2019 FS0038)
Facilities and Safety is committed to the stewardship of a sustainable environment and promotes environmentally responsible purchasing practices, to moderate and reduce the university’s dependence on non-renewable resources. Purchase request decisions will be based on multiple factors, including environmental impact, protection of occupant health, cost, quality and packaging of products, recyclable content, and related services, and with continuous sourcing for new, environmentally-friendly products. All purchase requestors are encouraged to select consumable and durable goods and services from vendors who share our desire to reduce any adverse impact on the environment.
Facilities and Safety pledges to use environmentally-friendly products in the construction of new buildings and alterations, including any additions to existing buildings. To promote sustainability, the university supports certification programs that ensure products meet a set of standards that surpass compliance with national environmental laws. UCF follows the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system for design and construction initiatives. This system endorses the purchase of environmentally-friendly products for new and existing building construction. . Facilities and Safety will follow UCF Purchasing Guidelines for all procurement.

When the purchase of commodities requires bidding, Facilities & Safety will work with UCF Procurement Services to develop a scope that aligns with sustainability criteria. Each vendor's bid packet must include an explanation of how they can assist F &S in tracking purchasing information, and in increasing environmental and public health benefits through the purchase of sustainable goods and services. At any time, selected vendors must be prepared to verify that their product meets at least one of the criteria listed in the Sustainable Purchasing Performance Metrics (Attachment B).

UCF Design & Construction Standards v2019.3
Architects, Engineers, and Contractors must adhere to all American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Florida Building Code (FBC), Florida Fire Prevention Code (FFPC), American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers
(ASHRAE), National Electric Code (NEC), and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards as well as Florida Board of Governors Regulations and Statutes as they apply to the work and as noted in the Professional Services Guide and all UCF Policies (http://policies.ucf.edu/).


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:

Facilities & Safety Sustainable Purchasing Procedure (FS 2019 FS0038)
Zero-emission vehicles (electric, solar, and other innovative technologies)
Alternative fuel vehicles (biodiesel, compressed natural gas, hydrogen fuel cell) Hybrid vehicles using technologies listed above


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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