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DESIGNATED PRODUCTS BY STATUTE

Green Purchasing Compilation
Web: https://sftool.gov/greenprocurement

The Green Purchasing Compilation denotes by product category which products require preference. Preference means the only exceptions to purchasing with the specified attribute (alternative fuels and vehicles, biobased, energy efficient, non-ozone depleting, and recycled) are the CAP: cost, availability, performance. Below are website locations for each of the designated categories;

  • Alternative Fuels/Vehicles
        Web: https://www.energy.gov/eere/femp/federal-fleet-management
        Statute: https://www4.eere.energy.gov/femp/requirements/requirements_filtering/fleet_management

  • Biobased products
        Web: https://biopreferred.gov/BioPreferred/faces/pages/AboutBioPreferred.xhtml
        Statute: https://biopreferred.gov/BioPreferred/faces/pages/PoliciesAndLaws.xhtml
        FAR: https://www.acquisition.gov/?q=browse/far/23&searchTerms=FAR%20part%2023

  • Energy efficient equipment
        Web: https://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=fed_agencies.fed_ag_efficient
        Statutes:     FAR 23.203: https://www.acquisition.gov/?q=browse/far/23&searchTerms=FAR%20part%2023

  • Non-Ozone depleting
        Web: https://www.epa.gov/snap
        Statute: https://www.epa.gov/clean-air-act-overview/clean-air-act-text
        FAR: https://www.acquisition.gov/?q=browse/far/23&searchTerms=FAR%20part%2023

  • Recycled products
        Web: https://www.epa.gov/smm/comprehensive-procurement-guideline-cpg-program#products
        Statute: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/STATUTE-90/pdf/STATUTE-90-Pg2795.pdf
        FAR: https://www.acquisition.gov/?q=browse/far/23&searchTerms=FAR%20part%2023

    U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY PROGRAMS

    In addition to the required designated products, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has guidance programs for Federal purchasers to use in selecting products.

  • SaferChoice
        https://www.epa.gov/saferchoice
  • SmartWay
        https://www.epa.gov/smartway
  • WaterSense
        https://www.epa.gov/watersense/commercial-buildings

    PRIVATE SECTOR STANDARDS RECOMMENDED BY EPA

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    Web: https://www.epa.gov/greenerproducts/recommendations-specifications-standards-and-ecolabels-federal-purchasing

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has established a standard (Recommendations of Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels for Federal Purchasing) by which to evaluate and recommend private sector standards.

    OTHER SOURCES OF INFORMATION

    U.S. Department of Energy's "Sustainable Acquisition Program" website for access to template language for contracts, teleconference agendas and minutes, and other sources of helpful information
    Web: https://www.fedcenter.gov/sustainableacquisition

    DOE GreenBuy Award Program with goals that can be used as specifications
    Web: https://www.fedcenter.gov/members/workgroups/sustainableacquisition/priorityproducts/

    DOE Priority Products List with hotlinks to resources
    Web: https://sftool.gov/greenprocurement/doe

    Sustainable Acquisition for Federal Agencies Online Training
    Web: https://www.wbdg.org/education/femp44.php

    DOE ListServ for Queries to Other DOE Sites
    Web: sustainable-acquisition@fedcenter.gov

    Share Product Information with Other DOE Sites via Database
    Web: https://www.fedcenter.gov/members/workgroups/sustainableacquisition/productsdatabase/

    Benefits Caculators

    Construction

  • Calculate sustainability benefits in construction materials:
        https://ws680.nist.gov/bees/(A(ZS0cJp1J1AEkAAAAY2VlZDY3NTktNzIyZS00NjgzLTgzODUtYzk3YTY0OTc4OTJi-YGnTS-6221ClOz7CMhdX7Ss4mc1))/AnalysisParametersBuildingProds.aspx

    Electronic Equipment

  • Calculate reductions from EPEAT registered electronic equipment:
        https://greenelectronicscouncil.org/epeat-benefits-calculator/

    Energy Efficiency

  • Calculate energy reductions:
        https://www.energy.gov/eere/femp/energy-and-cost-savings-calculators-energy-efficient-products
  • Calculate lighting energy reductions:
        https://www.energystar.gov/products/lighting_fans (scroll down for calculator)
  • Calculate refrigerator energy reductions:
        https://www.energystar.gov/products/appliances (scroll down for calculator)

    Non-Ozone Depleting

  • Calculate ozone-depleting refrigerant reductions:
        http://web.unep.org/ozonaction/resources/gwp-odp-calculator

    Recycled Content

  • Calculate energy and greenhouse gas reductions from purchase of recycled products:
        https://19january2017snapshot.epa.gov/www3/epawaste/conserve/tools/warm/ReCon_Online.html

    Water Efficiency

  • Calculate water reductions:
        https://www.epa.gov/watersense/tools-ci-facilities
  • Calculate water reductions from cooling applications:
        http://gemi.org/EDFGEMIwaterMAPP/

    Catalogs of Sustainable Products

  • SFTool Product Search
        Web: https://sftool.ecomedes.com/
  • Underwriters Laboratories SPOT
        Web: https://spot.ul.com/

    Construction Materials

  • Whole Building Design Guide -- Technical Guidance for Implementing the Guiding Principles for Federal Leadership in High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Memorandum of Understanding
        Web: http://www.wbdg.org/
  • The Federal Green Construction Guide for Specifiers with more than 60 model green construction spec sections
        Web: http://fedgreenspecs.wbdg.org
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability (BEES)
        Web: https://www.nist.gov/services-resources/software/bees
  • Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED version 4)
        https://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/LEED%20v4%20BDC_04.6.18_current.pdf

    Contracts – Best in Class Federal (former Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative)

  • Acquisition
        Web: https://www.gsa.gov/acquisition/purchasing-programs/federal-strategic-sourcing-initiative-fssi
  • GSA Advantage (see "FSSI" or "Best in Class")
        Web: https://www.gsaadvantage.gov/advantage/search/specialCategory.do?cat=ADV.ENV


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    Last Updated: January 04, 2019