Environmentally Preferred Products

The Office of Purchasing encourages the purchase of “green” products and works closely with the Office of Environmental Sustainability and DPW/Environmental Services to promote the purchase of environmentally preferable products.In support of this initiative below is a list of environmentally preferred products.

  • Recycled Laser Toner Cartridges
  • Recycled Content Office Supplies (i.e. pens, anything with a plastic case)
  • Remanufactured Tires
  • Recycled Furniture
  • Recycled Automotive Parts
  • Printing Paper Containing the Highest Post-Consumer Content Practicable, Unbleached or Processed Chlorine Free
  • Janitorial Paper Goods with Highest Post-Consumer Content Practicable, Unbleached or Process Chlorine Free
  • Copiers & Printers Capable of Duplexing and Using Recycled Paper & Toner Cartridges
  • Recycled Asphalt and Concrete
  • Wood Products Such as Lumber & Paper Harvested in an Environmentally Sustainable Manner
  • Cleaning/Disinfecting Products That Do Not Contain Carcinogens, Mutagens, Tetragens
  • Chlorofluorocarbon-Containing Refrigerants and Solvents
  • Biodegradable Surfactants and Detergents
  • Paint With Lowest Concentration of Volatile Organic Compounds (Non-Lead Based)
  • Binders, Flooring, Medical Supplies That Do Not Contain Polyvinyl Chlorine (PVC)
  • Energy Efficient Appliances & Equipment Containing Energy Star Certification
  • Compact Fluorescent Lamps, High Intensity Discharge (HID) Fixtures, Low Mercury Fluorescent Lamps, LED Bulbs
  • Natural Gas High Efficiency Space Heating Systems
  • High Efficiency Cooling Systems
  • Water Saving Products
  • Thermometers that do not contain mercury
  • Landscaping:
    • Minimal Pesticide Use
    • Grass-cycling (Leave Clippings on Lawn)
    • Pruning As-Needed
    • Compost Use
    • Fertilize As-Needed With Slow Release or Organic Fertilizers
    • Drip Irrigation
    • Composting of Plant Debris
    • Native & Drought-Tolerant Plants That Require No or Minimal Watering
    • Mulch Products Produced On-Site
  • Structures Made From Recycled Products
    • Concrete Substitutes
    • Roofing Materials
    • Insulation
    • Carpet and Carpet Padding

Updated 07/01/2016