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The Arizona Minority Green Business Conference. City of Phoenix Environmentally Preferable Purchase Program (EPP) January 16, 2008. What is EPP? Why Use EPP Products? City of Phoenix EPP Successes Resolution 20519 & EPP Program. OUTLINE.

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The Arizona Minority Green Business Conference

City of Phoenix Environmentally Preferable Purchase Program (EPP)

January 16, 2008


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  • What is EPP?

  • Why Use EPP

    Products?

  • City of Phoenix

    EPP

    Successes

  • Resolution

    20519 & EPP Program

OUTLINE


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Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP)

  • EPP means

    “products or services that have a lesser or

    reduced effect on human health and the

    environment when compared with

    competing products or services that serve

    the same purpose.”

  • EPP is one of over 70 programs in the city's Sustainability Report

    • phoenix.gov/Sustainability/summary.html


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Why Use EPP Products?

  • Recycled Aluminum Cans:

    • 95% less energy than virgin cans

  • Energy Star Computers & Monitors:

    • Purchasing over 3,000 energy efficient computers reduced greenhouse gases equivalent to removing 168 cars (2007 Green Electronics Champion)

  • Less Toxic Cleaning Products:

    • Reduces health risks to janitorial staff and building occupants while protecting the environment.


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EPP Products Include:

  • Recycled content products (e.g. recycled plastic furniture, carpet)

  • Energy conserving products such as fluorescent lights

  • Less toxic products, such as cleaners

  • Bio-based products, such as inks


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EPP Resolution 20519

  • Approved July 2, 2007

    • Integrate new contract provisions for more sustainable products and services

    • Consider price, performance and environmental effects over lifecycle

    • Support manufacturers and vendors with green products

    • Encourage other buyers and consumers to adopt EPP


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How to Buy Green Products

US EPA recycled content

Less toxic products

Energy Star energy efficient products

US Department of Agriculture

biobased products

Forest Stewardship Council

wood products


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Council-Approved EPP Program Framework (Dec 2007)

  • Goals:

    • Green city products & services

    • Reduce city's impact on the environment

  • Elements

    • Training and outreach

    • Product evaluation teams & purchasing initiatives

    • Annual department goals


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City of Phoenix EPP Program

  • 2007/08 Product Evaluation Teams

    • 6 currently underway

      • Re-refined motor oil (Public Works)

      • Integrated Pest Management (Public Works)

      • Office products (Street Transportation)

      • Soy ink (City Clerk/Parks)

      • Janitorial (Convention Center)

      • Recycled content traffic cones (Street Transportation)


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City of Phoenix EPP Program 2009 Product Evaluations

  • Product Evaluation Teams propose to:

    • Continue with Eco-label approach

    • Conduct contract reviews: thruMarch 08

    • Collaborate with Finance and other city Departments: April-May 08

    • Finalize list of EPP Projects: June 08


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City of Phoenix EPP Program2009 Product Evaluations

  • Commodity Group Examples:

    • Printing (Materials, Services)

    • Bldg. Materials (Paint Products, Roofing, Floor Covering)

    • Cleaning/Janitorial

    • Office Equipment/Lighting/Furniture

    • Office Paper/non-paper (awards, trophies)

    • Landscaping (Lawn/Garden Equip., Fertilizers)


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Help….How Do I Find EPP Products?

  • Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

  • Technical Data Sheet

  • Bidder Certification Statements

  • Eco-labels/EPP Website

    • Phoenix.gov/epp/


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City of Phoenix Opportunities

  • 5% Price Preference – SBE

  • Corporate Partnerships

    • Expansion of corporate diversity programs

  • Increasing business interest in “Going Green”

    • How does my business fit?

  • Let us know about your EPP products/services

    • Contact: Darice Ellis, (602)534-1792


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EPP Program Web Site

phoenix.gov/epp/


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