Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.85
Liaison Elissa Brown
Submission Date Feb. 8, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Whitman College
OP-11: Sustainable Procurement

Status Score Responsible Party
0.75 / 3.00 Brandon Bishop
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Physical Plant
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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:

The institution employees a LCCA for all new construction and building retrofits. This policy is not implemented at the department, or division level.


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 Board of Trustees Building and Grounds Committee assess all new building construction. The committee policy works in conjunction with the institution Climate Action Plan and the Environmental Principles of the institution. Construction projects are required to meet a LEED Silver equivalency. Moving forward two of our current construction projects are being constructed to LEED Gold v.3 standards. These projects are registered to undergo full certification through the USGBC. Through the Climate Action Plan the Life Cycle committee is required to assess sustainability and carbon reduction methods in all building renovations. Additionally the Life Cycle committee has allocated $50,000 specifically for small energy and water retrofits. All new construction is designed to integrate photo-voltaic installation. We are currently in the process of constructing 116kW of photovoltaics.

In the actual construction phase of projects institutional policy specifies requirements for contractor handling and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste.This includes policy on sourcing materials and site cleanup.


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)?:
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?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for wood and paper products:
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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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