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1 Drexel University Procurement Green/Sustainable Strategic Initiatives May 8, 2008

2 Green/Sustainable Procurement is a journey not a destination - NAEP

3 Our Mission University Procurement supports Drexel Universitys educational mission and administrative needs in accordance with the University's policies and procedures by assisting faculty and staff in obtaining timely, high quality products and services at low prices utilizing good business practices and professional ethics.

4 Universitys Purchasing Philosophy The University has a decentralized purchasing process that utilizes contracts for goods and services which strategically leverages the Universitys buying power. We strive to provide the necessary buying tools, training, and support to effectively, efficiently, and ethically purchase products and services.

5 What is Green/Sustainable Purchasing Typically the purchase of products and services that –Uses renewable energy sources & recycled materials –Uses non-toxic materials –Protects and restores the earths natural resources –Is efficient and equitable - NAEP

6 What is a Green/Sustainable Purchasing (contd) Encourages evaluation of multiple environmental impacts of every product throughout its life cycle: –Raw materials acquisition –Production/manufacturing –Packaging/distribution –Use & operation –Maintenance –Disposal (recycling/remanufacturing) end-of- life - NAEP

7 What is Green/Sustainable Purchasing (contd)? Recycled content products Environmentally preferable products Biobased products Energy- and water-efficient products Alternative fuel vehicles/alternative fuels - NAEP

8 What is Green/Sustainable Purchasing (contd)? Non-ozone depleting substances Product(s) whose use in a system affords a specific performance requirement Operational and maintenance practices - NAEP

9 Green Thinking prior to 2008 Utilized Philadelphia Area Collegiate Cooperative (PACC) to consolidate vendors and deliveries PACC created a Green Committee to promote and incorporate Green/Sustainable buying practices Promoted office equipment consolidation

10 Green Thinking (Contd) Identified a vendor who could offer refurbished furniture options Investigated and piloted recycled options Partnered with Facilities to investigate opportunities for decreasing energy consumption and increasing energy efficiency

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12 2008 Green/Sustainability Goals Develop mechanisms for increasing awareness and utilization of green/sustainable products Market products or programs offered by preferred vendors/suppliers, supporting green/sustainable goals. Create an opportunity to repurpose existing furniture/fixtures in storage

13 Develop mechanisms for increasing awareness and utilization of green/sustainable products Met with major suppliers –What is your Sustainability Programs or Plans? –Review our buying habits – identify for us green/sustainable alternatives –Vendors with web-based purchasing systems made green alternatives easy to identify and access –Promote and Track our green purchases

14 Market products or programs offered by preferred vendors/suppliers, supporting green/sustainable goals Procurement seminars Workshops Vendor Fairs On Procurements website, adding a sustainable symbol next to vendors who offer green products/services.

15 Create an opportunity to repurpose existing furniture, fixtures, equipment (FFE) in storage Partnered with vendors that provide refurbished furniture solutions Provide a forum –to repurpose useful FFEs –to make resources no longer needed by departments available

16 Green thinking today! University Procurement continues to develop relationships with vendors that utilize high quality remanufactured products to offer green/sustainable options to University community

17 Green Thinking Today (Contd) University Procurement continues to work with departments to identify product/services that reduce carbon footprint Work with vendors/departments to help support the responsible management of University waste

18 Success Stories 25% of our Office Supply Purchases include recycled material. Increasing the number of University hybrid vehicles New lighting and ballast contract product has lowest mercury content on the market

19 75% of new copier leases are multifunction machines

20 Success Stories (Contd) Airgas: trucks are equipped to reduce emissions Deer Park Water: LEED certified processing plant Denville Scientific Products, Inc.: recycled cardboard pipette tip holders Parmetech, Inc: remanufactured Premium Compatible toner cartridges AT&T: recycles all brands cell phones DocuVault: recycles shredded materials

21 Our Revised Mission University Procurement supports Drexel University's educational mission and administrative needs in accordance with the University's policies and procedures by assisting faculty and staff in obtaining timely, high quality products and services at low prices utilizing good business practices, professional ethics with green/sustainable values

22 Further Information

23 Green Ideas, Questions & Concerns


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