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    1. Environmentally Preferable Purchasing and Healthcare Provide a historical overview of the Region, the UW and both Academic Medical Centers UW 703 Acres campus Founded in November 4, 1861 The University of Washington is one of the oldest state-supported institutions of higher education on the West Coast and is one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The UW educates a diverse student body to become responsible global citizens and future leaders through a challenging learning environment informed by cutting-edge scholarship. We discover timely solutions to the worlds most complex problems and enrich peoples lives throughout our community, the state of Washington, the nation and the world. UWMC Opened 1959 450 bed facility HMC Opened 413 bed facility Level 1 Adult and pediatric Trauma Facility and the regional burn center for the WAMI Region Region Disaster Control Hospital Seattle City of over 500,000 UW one of the largest regional employers Provide a historical overview of the Region, the UW and both Academic Medical Centers UW 703 Acres campus Founded in November 4, 1861 The University of Washington is one of the oldest state-supported institutions of higher education on the West Coast and is one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The UW educates a diverse student body to become responsible global citizens and future leaders through a challenging learning environment informed by cutting-edge scholarship. We discover timely solutions to the worlds most complex problems and enrich peoples lives throughout our community, the state of Washington, the nation and the world. UWMC Opened 1959 450 bed facility HMC Opened 413 bed facility Level 1 Adult and pediatric Trauma Facility and the regional burn center for the WAMI Region Region Disaster Control Hospital Seattle City of over 500,000 UW one of the largest regional employers

    2. One must begin by ensuring Visions and Values are compatible. One must identify their regional partners. Governor County Council Mayor of City of Seattle Other Agencies (Ecology, Agriculture, Health) Then, bring those values to life otherwise they are only a vision. Similar Goals Solid Waste Reduction Energy Conservation Waste Conservation Medical Waste Reduction Hazardous Waste Reduction (Chemical, Biological, Radiological) Increase RecyclingOne must begin by ensuring Visions and Values are compatible. One must identify their regional partners. Governor County Council Mayor of City of Seattle Other Agencies (Ecology, Agriculture, Health) Then, bring those values to life otherwise they are only a vision. Similar Goals Solid Waste Reduction Energy Conservation Waste Conservation Medical Waste Reduction Hazardous Waste Reduction (Chemical, Biological, Radiological) Increase Recycling

    3. Alignments Founding partner in the Climate Partnership with the City of Seattle. This partnership is developing commitments for the regulated business community in order to reduce green house gases and improve the air quality in the Puget Sound region. The UW has become a member of the Leadership Circle of the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment, by which the UW agrees to adopt policies that minimize global warming emissions and integrate sustainability more firmly into the curriculum, and also to provide leadership in encouraging other universities and colleges to join in the effort to address global climate change. By signing this commitment the UW agrees to develop a plan for achieving climate neutrality in terms of greenhouse gas emissions. This is seen as a way for us to fully embrace the responsibilities that our own research calls for. By becoming a signatory to the Commitment, the UW agrees to create institutional structures to guide development and implementation of the plan for achieving climate neutrality, completing and inventory of all greenhouse gas emissions, and taking short-tem tangible steps towards reducing greenhouse gases through changes in construction policies, purchasing policies, travel policies, transportation plans and or investment policies. Goal 1 Minimizing the Environmental Impact Goal 2 Benchmarking Goal 3 Identifying Long Term Goals and Standards Goal 4 Collaborations in Academic Engagements Goal 5 Communications/Outreach Goals 6 & 7 Management Review and Reporting Founding partner in the Climate Partnership with the City of Seattle. This partnership is developing commitments for the regulated business community in order to reduce green house gases and improve the air quality in the Puget Sound region. The UW has become a member of the Leadership Circle of the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment, by which the UW agrees to adopt policies that minimize global warming emissions and integrate sustainability more firmly into the curriculum, and also to provide leadership in encouraging other universities and colleges to join in the effort to address global climate change. By signing this commitment the UW agrees to develop a plan for achieving climate neutrality in terms of greenhouse gas emissions. This is seen as a way for us to fully embrace the responsibilities that our own research calls for. By becoming a signatory to the Commitment, the UW agrees to create institutional structures to guide development and implementation of the plan for achieving climate neutrality, completing and inventory of all greenhouse gas emissions, and taking short-tem tangible steps towards reducing greenhouse gases through changes in construction policies, purchasing policies, travel policies, transportation plans and or investment policies. Goal 1 Minimizing the Environmental Impact Goal 2 Benchmarking Goal 3 Identifying Long Term Goals and Standards Goal 4 Collaborations in Academic Engagements Goal 5 Communications/Outreach Goals 6 & 7 Management Review and Reporting

    4. Why Healthcare and EPP Reduce Environmental Foot Print Water usage Energy usage Waste generation (solid, hazardous, infectious, recycling, radiological) Greenhouse gas emissions Measure Environmental Performance Be a Good Corporate Citizen Reap Economic Benefits Resources available Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) helps the UW and its associated operations "buy green," and in doing so, uses its buying power to stimulate market demand for green products and services. Finding and Evaluating Green Products and Services Building and Construction Carpets Cleaning Electronics Fleets Food Services Landscaping Meeting & Conferences Office Supplies PaperEnvironmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) helps the UW and its associated operations "buy green," and in doing so, uses its buying power to stimulate market demand for green products and services. Finding and Evaluating Green Products and Services Building and Construction Carpets Cleaning Electronics Fleets Food Services Landscaping Meeting & Conferences Office Supplies Paper

    5. Strategies for Everyone

    6. UW Green Purchasing-How To Buy Consider if the item or service is really necessary. Consider used items available from Surplus. Order from suppliers in the eProcurement on-line System. Purchase recycled and environmentally preferable products (EPP), when quality, performance and price are comparable to alternatives. Purchase printers and copiers with duplex printing capability and use this feature whenever practicable. Purchase from suppliers with existing contracts with the University, State and GPO-UHC. Encourage suppliers to provide products and services that have minimal negative impact on the environment. Is the product durable and recyclable are there collection systems in place to recycle the product. Recycle unwanted supplies within your department. Share information about recycled products and environmentally responsible activities. e-Procurement is an efficient and user friendly ordering method. The use of eProcurement streamlines the order process, promotes utilization of strategic supplier relationships and provides cost saving opportunities by leveraging spend.e-Procurement is an efficient and user friendly ordering method. The use of eProcurement streamlines the order process, promotes utilization of strategic supplier relationships and provides cost saving opportunities by leveraging spend.

    7. UW Green Purchasing-Recommendations 100% recycled printer and copier paper REQUIRED Other paper products that contain the highest recycled content available Compostable and biodegradable bags and serving ware Remanufactured toner cartridges EPEAT bronze, silver or gold computers Cleaning products with GreenSeal or EcoLabel Certified and Tested Office Supplies via eProcurement Energy saving lamps and ballasts Appliances and computers Purchase ONLY ENERGY STAR rated

    8. Sustainable Suppliers e-Procurement Computers CDW-G Dell GovConnection TechDepot Dental Supplies Arnold Dental Furniture Bank and Office Interiors Industrial Supplies Clark Security and Harware Grainger Excel Gloves Office Supplies Office Depot Lab/Life Sciences Bioline Fermentas Fisher Scientific ISC Bioexpress Invitrogen Qiagen Sigma VWR

    9. Partnership with Coca-Cola and International Paper Compostable Beverage Container Cup, Lid & Straw Cups and Lids 11.2008-present Compostable (corn based) Straw 10/2009-3 years of research and testing by International Paper/Coca-Cola/UW Housing and Food Services Streamlining of the composting process Model for the regional Fast Food Industry Purchase ~$10,000,000 worth of food and products each year 2008 540 tons of compost to Cedar Grove March 2010 hot/cold containers, cutlery and napkins Local and Sustainable Food Cups and Lids 11.2008-present Compostable (corn based) Straw 10/2009-3 years of research and testing by International Paper/Coca-Cola/UW Housing and Food Services Streamlining of the composting process Model for the regional Fast Food Industry Purchase ~$10,000,000 worth of food and products each year 2008 540 tons of compost to Cedar Grove March 2010 hot/cold containers, cutlery and napkins Local and Sustainable Food

    10. Environmental Benefits Reduces water use 12,000,000 gallons Reduces natural gas use 77,000 therms Financial Benefits Public Utility Grant Project Payback ~ 14 months Utility savings (26 months) Water savings $ 139,195 Natural gas $ 78,976 UW Contact Emmanuel A. Okoye, director 206-520-4717 laundry@u.washington.edu Supplier Aquarecycle System http://www.aquarecycle.com Laundry Wastewater Management

    11. Carpet Recycling Environmental Benefits Landfill disposal avoidance Beneficial Reuse-New Carpet Transportation impact reduction Tacoma, WA verses Arlington, OR Financial Benefits $ 56/ton to reprocess Solid waste disposal avoidance UW Contact Jackie Harris 206 221-4903, jaharris@u.washington.edu Supplier Recovery 1 Tacoma http://www.recovery1.com/t42/Recovery-1.html

    12. Department of Energy Grant Construct Electric Charging Station Purchase additional Hybrid vehicles Savings 32,915 gallons of gas $ 143,190 fuel cost savings over 15 years Custodial fleet savings $ 74,000 over 15 years CO2 emissions reduction 369 metric tons for hybrid vehicles 160 metric tons for electric vehicles Green Fleet Green Fleet

    13. Copy Centers-Double Sided Difference ~ 6,160,000 copies per year 85% single-sided 2006 Began using Grays Harbor recycled paper ~ $45.62/case ~ 628 Trees saved Paper Savings ~ $ 47,773.26 5,236,000 pages saved 10,472 reams Case of 10 reams ~ $ 45.62 One tree=16.67 reams of paper 5,236,000 pages saved 10,472 reams Case of 10 reams ~ $ 45.62 One tree=16.67 reams of paper

    14. Climate Action Goals for 2050 Central energy supplied from renewable resources. CO2 emissions from central sources are sequestered in a geological reservoir. Solar thermal & solar voltaic energy have become ubiquitous. The UW's new wind farm, located ~75 miles from campus, provides a supplemental energy source. A new open-loop geothermal system is under construction, designed to pump cold water deep from within Lake Washington to chillers that cool buildings; the water is then pumped back into the lake. New campus buildings must meet a standard of energy efficiency that exceeds LEED requirements, requiring them to generate all necessary energy onsite from renewable resources. Current buildings have been super-insulated and refitted to make them as energy-efficient as possible. Students many years ago agreed to tax themselves in the form of a Student Sustainability Fee, with the revenue going for student-initiated/engaged pilot projects & capital expenditures that would reduce the University's carbon emissions. And even more significantly, students have been involved, along with faculty mentors, in the hard work of weighing environmental policy alternatives & technological innovations; UW graduates are beginning to occupy key places in many 21st century companies that promote sustainability. Even those employed in more conventional enterprises have often become workplace advocates for greener practices. UW Climate Action Plan Student Sustainability Fee $5.00/quarter fee ~$ 700,000 Annually over 40 years $ 28,000,000 UW Climate Action Plan Student Sustainability Fee $5.00/quarter fee ~$ 700,000 Annually over 40 years $ 28,000,000

    15. Green IT Possibilities Student-run hardware recycling programs to repurpose computers and peripherals Students invest in devices sustainable throughout academic career Virtual Student Desktops available worldwide UW communications strategy emphasizing mobile devices and on-line access Minimizing printing and paper transactions Problem ~45,000 students ~ 28,000 faculty/staff 395,000 managed identities 130,000 devices on network 32,000 phones Solutions Maximizing energy efficiency Minimizing waste Recycling of IT equipment Take-back clauses in procurement documents Recycling of IT equipment Take-back clauses in procurement documents

    16. Competition & Environmental Innovation 16 student teams $ 10,000 prize Engineering Innovation Project Market Potential

    17. Revised Code of WA-Chapters/Sections Recycled material RCW 43.19.538 Purchase of products containing recycled material -- Preference -- Specifications and rules -- Review. RCW 43.19.637 Clean-fuel vehicles RCW 43.19.663 Clean technologies Chapter 43.19A RCW Recycled Product Procurement RCW 43.19A.020 Recycled product purchasing -- Federal product standards.

    18. Resources http://www.epa.gov/epp/ http://www.ga.wa.gov/Sustainability/index.html http://www.epa.gov/epp/ http://www.washington.edu/admin/purchstores/purchgreen/ http://www.washington.edu/admin/purchstores/purchgreen/ http://www.naepnet.org/iMIS15_PROD/ http://www.practicegreenhealth.org/educate/purchasing GPOs (Amerinet, Broadlane, Novation, Premier, University Health Systems Consortium)

    19. Contact Information Sheila Lockwood, CHMM UW Environmental Health and Safety 206-616-5836 lockwood@u.washington.edu http://www.ehs.washington.edu