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MRc1 - Sustainable purchasing - ongoing consumables
LEED O+M: Existing Buildings
The building we are applying for LEED-EB Certification is a dormitory for 150 freshmen students and there is only one office in the building staffed with two full time employees (referred to as "...
The building we are applying for LEED-EB Certification is a dormitory for 150 freshmen students and there is only one office in the building staffed with two full time employees (referred to as "the Foundation"). Building Operations office is located in another building that is also part of the residential complex; this is where all the decisions in regard to residences' maintenance and operations are being taken. We propose an alternative, multi-pronged approach for meeting the requirements of credit MR 1.1 - 1.3 in our building. We propose the following submittals to demonstrate compliance with this credit in the Building Operations and Foundation offices; and to encourage and support sustainable purchasing decisions among our students: · Copy of the Environmentally Preferred Purchasing Policy for the Building Operations office and for the Foundation; copy of the tracking template, documenting all the purchases during the performance period · Outreach materials distributed by the students' Resource Efficiency Program to promote sustainable purchases among their peers · Screenshot of the website of our university's preferred office supplies vendor and of their "recycled contract items" shopping list that promotes products with postconsumer material · Screenshot of our "Green Office" website that promotes environmentally friendly products to all university staff · Outreach materials from the Green Office campaign that targets all office staff at our school Does the approach above qualify us for MR 1 Sustainable Purchasing - Ongoing consumables?
To achieve this credit in a dormitory / multifamily residential setting, the project team must show that both: a) At least 40% of ongoing consumables purchased during the performance period for LEED EB: O+M 2008 projects (60% for LEED EB: O+M 2009 projects) by the owner/manager of the project building for use in the building meet the credit requirements. d) Residents are educated about sustainable purchasing options and provided guidance in making personal purchasing decisions. The approach outlined above is appropriate for meeting the tenant education requirement. The project's documentation should demonstrate successful implementation of this education program, as well as sustainable purchase rates for ongoing consumables purchased during the performance period by the building owner/manager.
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