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Finance and Administration
Wesleyan works with Trane to evaluate energy projects based on the total cost of ownership. Final decisions on which projects to pursue are based on upfront cost, maintenance costs, and product availability. LCCA is also conducted for large projects and new construction.
Wesleyan’s contract with Sun Services prohibits petroleum-based cleaners, polishes, and dressings or cleaning materials that leave an oily residue. The contract also specifies products that are Green Seal certified unless an alternate product has been approved. Sun Services uses products manufactured by Diversey, which are all Green Seal Certified and may also carry EcoLogo or GREENGUARD certifications.
A draft green building policy and Facilities directives drive sustainable procurement related to construction and maintenance. A draft procurement policy and Purchasing directives drive sustainable procurement related to office supplies.
A facility assessment checklist was developed to determine existing envelope, finishes, MEP, accessibility, hazardous materials, and furnishings. From this data, project needs can be assessed. The University will develop environmental design objectives for each new building and major renovation utilizing the resources of the design rating system of the United States Green Building Council or an equivalent rating system approved by the State Building Inspector and the Codes and Standards Committee.
Wesleyan has pledged to purchase only EPEAT Gold standard computers and monitors.
Wesleyan's dining contract specifies sustainability criteria that must be met.
Wesleyan is a member of the Worker Rights Consortium.
Facilities requires all new vehicles purchased to be hybrid or electric unless a suitable vehicle is not viable. In that case, the most fuel-efficient vehicle is purchased. Other departments follow this lead.
Departments are required to purchase office paper that contains at least 30% recycled content.
Materials and furnishings selected for use in department activities must meet the University’s requirements for adherence to accepted sustainable materials and furnishings. Selections shall be submitted to the department of Facilities or to the purchasing manager for Finance and Administration for determination of adherence.
The most current version of the Proprietary Specifications and Standards shall be referenced for all approved materials and manufacturers. This is a living document and shall be updated as new materials are developed and technology is enhanced. See attached for current list of materials
The Purchasing Office is currently developing formal guidelines that will include environmental and social sustainability criteria.
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.