Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 45.05
Liaison Daniela Beall
Submission Date Nov. 6, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
OP-11: Sustainable Procurement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 3.00 Paul Pinkston
Director of Facilities Planning and Management
Facilities
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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:

Mandatory contract to purchase cleaning supplies for state-owned buildings. Awarded vendors must provide competitive pricing for the state’s most commonly used cleaning chemical products and janitorial supplies, this solicitation will provide Equivalent products and Green Certified (Green Seal, Ecologo or EPA DfE) cleaning chemical products. Awarded vendors of the contract resulting from this RFB are expected to work with authorized end-users to replace non-Green certified cleaning chemicals with Green certified (Green Seal, Ecologo or EPA DfE certified) cleaning chemicals through product testing processes. Contractors are also expected to provide end-users with current cleaning methods and techniques for using Green Certified cleaning chemicals.


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 Building Commission Sustainable Facilities Policy, and Division of State Facilities (DSF) Sustainable Facilities Standards (Standards) prescribe the minimum sustainable requirements for state construction and leased facilities and they apply to all DSF projects without exception, regardless of size or budget. The fundamental purpose is to improve the overall quality and usability of state owned and leased facilities and optimize monetary, material, environmental and human resources.

The Sustainable Facilities Checklist (Excel-spreadsheet form) (Checklist) identifies, records and tracks the applicable standards for a project from Pre-design through Post Construction. At the start of a project, it is critical that the project budget includes the cost of designing and constructing the desired sustainable Requirements. The Agency submits the first Checklist with the Program Statement, the Capitol Budget Request or Building Commission Agency Request. Successive versions of the Checklist record the evolution of the project’s sustainable intent, strategies and design. Final applicability for all Requirements should be determined by the completion of the Preliminary Design phase.
Agencies may request to pursue LEED Certification and note that intention on the Checklist. All applicable requirements of the DSF Sustainable Facilities Standards must be met even if LEED Certification is pursued. The project budget must include all costs associated with the LEED Certification process. Conserve Wisconsin and Executive Order 145 requires state owned and leased properties to be operated in a sustainable manner so if LEED Certification is sought, LEED EB Certification should be pursued by the Agency for measuring and reporting energy usage and conserving resources.

ftp://doaftp1380.wi.gov/master_spec/Sustainable%20Facilities%20Standards/Sustainable%20Facilities%20Standards.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)?:
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)?:
Yes

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

DOA policy regarding professional services and sustainable facilities

Operation and Maintenance Requirement

Intent-Sustainable design and construction is successful only if the building systems and sitescape are proper maintained and operated in accordance with the designed performance. Both operation and maintenan depend on ready access to equipment and systems requiring maintenance and having reliable, easy-to use records of the building systems at the time of occupancy and keeping those records updated and accessible. Staff training also needs to be addressed, particularly for stormwater treatment features, lo water, no-mow landscapes and building mechanical/electrical/plumbing/fire suppression systems.

Requirements-Building management, operations staff and tenants shall reference the DSF Energy Use Policy for guidance in building operations, temperature setpoints and maintenance activities recommended for reducing building energy consumption.
Prepare operation procedures and maintenance checklists for the major energy consuming building systems.

http://www.doa.wi.gov/Documents/DFD/Forms/DOA-4518P-AE-PPM.pdf

ftp://doaftp1380.wi.gov/master_spec/Sustainable%20Facilities%20Standards/Sustainable%20Facilities%20Standards.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:

Paper must contain 40% recycled content.

In the case of paper, specifications will use the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) definitions of the terms recovered material and postconsumer recovered material.
Based on the following general recycled content criteria, paper specifications will achieve the maximum postconsumer content that is reasonable available from at least two manufacturers and that satisfies performance standards.

The criteria for determining realistic recycled content specifications are:
1. Adequate supply;
2. Competitive market with at least two manufacturers producing the specified content; and
3. Reasonable price.
Specifications should not contain unnecessary prohibitions to products made from recycled materials or recovered materials.

Bidding procedures for recycled products
Agencies will determine the suitability of recycled products for their use by determining appropriate performance and/or quality requirements.
Price and availability of recycled products will influence an agency's choice of one of the following bid structures.
1. The recycled product is specified and bid independently.
2. The recycled product and its non-recycled counterpart are combined into a single low bid category only when both products are definitely comparable in price.
3. The recycled product and non-recycled counterpart are included on one bid but are in different lots for which separate awards can be made.
4. Bidding the recycled product is encouraged as an option or an alternative.
5. Information on recycled products is requested but does not form an integral part of the specification.

Recycled paper purchase requirement for each agency
The average recycled content of all paper purchased, measured as a proportion by weight of the fiber content, must be at least 40% of all purchased paper.

Definitions
1."Paper purchases" include procurement of paper and paper products, as well as paper purchased through services where paper is a substantial portion of the overall cost of the service, such as printing, quick-copy, and computer print-out.
2."Calculating the recycled fiber content by weight" means multiplying the percentage recycled by the weight of the paper purchased.
Revision Code 3."Mill certification" is a letter from a paper mill that confirms the recycled content of contracted paper using the EPA definitions of the words recovered material and postconsumer recovered material.

http://vendornet.state.wi.us/vendornet/procman/prod19.asp


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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