The acquisition of goods and services on the best possible terms, has historically been based on two criteria, price and quality, with the view to maximizing benefits for the Purchasing organization. Sustainable or “green” purchasing broadens this framework to ensure that quality criteria include minimal adverse environmental and health impacts. In making a sustainable purchasing decision, the entire Life
Cycle costs (financial, environmental and social) of the product will be taken into consideration. The Life Cycle takes into account extraction, production, manufacturing, distribution, operation, maintenance and disposal. Many “green” products are competitively priced with their conventional counterparts, are of comparable quality, and have one or more of the following attributes:
The goal is to reduce the waste that is hauled to and disposed of in landfills or incineration facilities. During construction or renovation, materials should be recycled or reused whenever possible. During the building’s daily operations, recycling, reuse, and reduction programs can curb the amount of material destined for local landfills.
A large expenditure of time, money and energy routinely goes into the preparation of food for the Campus community. This area of campus operations consumes a significant portion of resources and generates large volumes of wastes.READ MORE
The magnificent setting of Taylor’s University Campus provides an excellent opportunity to manage both undeveloped and developed land holdings while providing an education to thousands of students housed on or commuting regularly to the Campus.READ MORE
aylor’s University’s long term goal is to integrate formal teaching mission and informal teaching opportunities to develop understanding, attitudes and habits that promote sustainability.READ MORE