To reduce the environmental harm from materials and products purchased and used during operations and maintenance of buildings.
Have in place an environmentally preferable purchasing (EPP) policy for materials and products purchased for the project during regular operations. Include at a minimum:
- Ongoing Consumables
- The five most purchased product categories based on total annual purchases.
- Paper, toner cartridges, binders, batteries, and desk accessories.
- Food and beverage.
- Electronic Equipment
- Lamps (indoor and outdoor, hard-wired and portable fixtures).
- Office equipment, appliances, and audiovisual equipment.
- Electric powered equipment.
The policy should address performance targets for purchases that meet the criteria in MR Credit: Purchasing.
The policy must cover at least those product purchases within the building and site management’s control. For interiors projects, the policy must cover product purchases within the project’s control.
In addition to the requirements above, Interiors projects must recommend best practices for environmentally preferable purchasing for purchases outside of the project’s control.
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