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COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY: The University of Tennessee, consistent with state and federal law, seeks to optimize business opportunities for small and minority-owned businesses. The university will seek to do business with firms and organizations that demonstrate and embrace diversity within their programs and policies. Through these efforts The University of Tennessee will actively pursue its goal of building a more
reflective marketplace for the community within the State of Tennessee.
The state chief procurement officer will determine which commodities and products may be bought according to energy efficiency standards. The state must adopt rules and regulations relative to energy efficiency standards for major energy-consuming products. Life cycle costs are to be used in contracting for major energy-consuming products. In determining life cycle costs, the state may consider:
-Acquisition cost of the product,
-Energy consumption and projected cost of energy over the useful life of the product, and
-The expected re-sale or salvage value of the product.
Except where prohibited by private act or state law, the municipality must adopt the energy efficiency standards and life cycle costing employed by the state. The municipality may develop and adopt its own energy efficiency standards, provided they are more stringent than the state standards.
Though the university does not have formal published sustainability criteria for chemically intensive products, UT is dedicated to a clean, safe, and accessible study and work environment. The Green Cleaning Program began at the university in 2006 when we became the first university in the nation to be Green Seal Cleaning Certified.
The University of Tennessee abides by the State of Tennessee Sustainable Design Guidelines. The Tennessee SDG is a project approved by the State Building Commission that is to be utilized by Real Property Administration (RPA), Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR), and the University of Tennessee (UT) as part of their designer manuals as a minimum standard and guideline for designers to insure that the principles of good sustainable design and construction practices are being implemented on State of Tennessee projects. See https://tn.gov/assets/entities/generalservices/stream/attachments/080728_State_of_TN_Sustainable_Design_Guidelines_v5.pdf
Per the University of Tennessee, Knoxville Energy Conservation Policy, ENERGY STAR qualified equipment, systems and appliances (see http://www.energystar.gov) shall
be purchased whenever such products are available and the following two conditions are satisfied:
1) The quality and function of the ENERGY STAR qualified product is equal or superior to that
of non-ENERGY STAR qualified products; and,
2) The additional upfront cost of the ENERGY STAR qualified product is less than its resulting
lifecycle energy savings.
If it is not possible to satisfy both of these conditions, then the most energy efficient-equipment,
systems and appliances possible shall be purchased.
Energy-efficient flat panel computer monitors shall be purchased unless medical, instructional,
research or other special requirements necessitate the use of less efficient CRT monitors.
Yes. UT Facilities Planning oversees architectural and engineering projects for the university. For large scale projects, professional service proposals must follow the policies outlined in the State of Tennessee Sustainable Design Guidelines. See http://facilitiesplanning.utk.edu/DManual/Chap3%20Design%20v4%20Dec13.pdf for more details on the guidelines for the Design/Bid/Build projects.
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE
staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.