Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.93
Liaison Meredith Moore
Submission Date May 16, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
OP-11: Sustainable Procurement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 3.00 Micah Kenfield
Sustainability Coordinator
Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment
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Does the institution have written policies, guidelines or directives that seek to support sustainable purchasing across 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:
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:

2.1 CLEANING MATERIALS A. Cleaning Agents: Use cleaning materials and agents recommended by manufacturer or fabricator of the surface to be cleaned. Do not use cleaning agents that are potentially hazardous to health or property or that might damage finished surfaces. B. Cleaning agents shall meet Green Seal GS-37 Standards. C. Floor cleaners shall comply with the California Code of Regulations maximum allowable VOC content. D. Disposable paper products, supplies and trash bags shall meet the minimum requirements of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines. E. If the Green Seal GS-37 Standard is not applicable, use products that comply with the California Code of Regulations maximum allowable VOC levels.

http://www.fs.illinois.edu/docs/default-source/facility-standards/technical-sections/division-01---administrative/01-74-23---final-cleaning510946794E0E.pdf?sfvrsn=72bbf4ea_2


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating construction and renovation products (e.g. furnishings and building materials)?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for construction and renovation products:
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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)?:
No

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

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

Campus is an enrolled member of the NAFA Sustainable Fleet Accreditation Program and is formally committed to a sustainable fleet. Information about the program in broad strokes is available here:
https://icap.sustainability.illinois.edu/project-update/sustainable-fleet-standard-program


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:

There is an extensive set of State of Illinois purchasing guidelines related to paper purchasing including mandatory purchases of paper with postconsumer content. State of Illinois policies located as follows:
https://www.illinois.gov/cms/About/Reports/Documents/2015_Recycling_and_Recycled_Paper_Report.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:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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