The Superintendent or designee shall manage a program of energy and resource conservation for the District that includes:
- Periodic review of procurement procedures and specifications to ensure that purchased products and supplies are reusable, durable, or made from recycled materials, if economically and practically feasible.
- Purchasing recycled paper and paper products in amounts that will, at a minimum, meet the specifications in The School Code, if economically and practically feasible.
- Periodic review of procedures on the reduction of solid waste generated by academic, administrative, and other institutional functions. These procedures shall: (a) require recycling the District’s waste stream, including landscape waste, computer paper, and white office paper, if economically and practically feasible; (b) include investigation of the feasibly of potential markets for other recyclable materials that are present in the District’s waste stream; and (c) be designed to achieve, before July 1, 2020, at least a 50% reduction in the amount of solid waste that is generated by the District.
- Adherence to energy conservation measures.
LEGAL REF.: 105 ILCS 5/10-20.19c.
CROSS REF.: 4:60 (Purchases and Contracts), 4:150 (Facility Management and Building Programs)
Reviewed: February 28, 2005, April 23, 2012
Adopted: March 21, 2005
Revisions Adopted: February 01, 2010; May 14, 2012