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Green Procurement Plan Part B – Scorecard Furniture - Freestanding Office Desk Products and Components - General Office and Executive Furniture

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Green: Mandatory specification or fully implemented initiative.
Yellow: Optional specification or partially implemented initiative.
Red: Identified as a potential specification or initiative. Not yet incorporated into GoC procurement.

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current RFSO future RFSO
INITIATIVES:    
GoC Commitment to Green Procurement
Reports and billing
Invoices and correspondence to be sent and processed electronically
Green
Green
Green
Use of electronic signatures, where client capacity to accept them exists, to reduce paper consumption
Green
Green
Green
Draft reports are sent electronically
Green
Green
Green
Limitations on number of hard copies of documents provided
Green
Green
Green
Paper is certified as originating from a sustainably managed forest and/or has a minimum of 30% recycled content
Green
Green
Green
Reduction/Reuse
Commodity group has identified alternatives to procurement.
Green
Green
Green
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS AND CRITERIA
1. Manufacturer's commitment
Manufacturer has an environmental policy
Yellow
Green
Green
Manufacturer has demonstrated past performance on environmental improvements and initiatives.
Yellow
Green
Green
Manufacturer has demonstrated their commitment to continuing environmental improvements and initiatives.
Yellow
Green
Green
2. Resource input
Adhesives used in the manufacture of products are free of Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAP's)
Yellow
Green
Green
Metal components are finished using low VOC content or non-toxic surface coatings.
Yellow
Green
Green
Steel parts contain recycled material.
Yellow
Green
min. 25%
Green
min. 25%
Composite wood products contain recycled material.
N/A
Green
min. 60%
Green
min. 60%
Plastic components are recyclable at the end of their life.
Yellow
Green
Green
The substrates of components that are composite wood products that contains urea-formaldehyde-based resins are fully encapsulated on all six sides.
 
Green
Green
Holes drilled into the composite wood product components are supplied with plugs that can be removed when the holes are required for the assembly of the workstation components.
N/A
Green
Green
Woods in solid or veneer form that have been harvested or traded in accordance with the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) are used (executive only)
N/A
Green
Green
Task lights are equipped with linear or compact fluorescent lamp technology.
Yellow
Green
Green
Product does not emit VOC's which will result in an indoor air concentration of more than 0.5 mg/m3.
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
Product does not emit formaldehyde which will result in an indoor air concentration of more than 0.5 mg/m3.
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
Product is listed on the Environmental Choice Program to CCD-033 Criteria Certification Document for Office Furniture and Panel Systems or any air quality program with testing to BIFMA method M7.1-2005 which meets the requirements of BIFMA Standard X7.1-2005
N/A
Yellow
Yellow
3. Manufacturing
Waste material from the manufacturing process is minimized and/or recycled.
Yellow
Green
Green
Manufacturer has provided a certification that the product contains no CFC's or PBDE's.
N/A
Green
Green
A hazardous and toxic material management system is in place at the manufacturing facility.
N/A
Green
Green
Manufacturer has a program for solid waste auditing, prepared a waste reduction plan and instituted a means to track progress towards waste reduction and diversion of materials from disposal.
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
The facility is accredited to ISO 14001.
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
4. Product Design
Products and components are designed for disassembly.
Yellow
Green
Green
Products and components are designed to keep assembly and disassembly methods and the use of proprietary tools to a minimum.
N/A
Green
Green
Wear susceptible parts are designed to be replaceable.
Yellow
Green
Green
5. Packaging and Distribution
Packaging is designed to minimize waste.
Yellow
Green
Green
Corrugated containers used for packaging contain recycled content paper fibre.
Yellow
Green
min. 80%
Green
min. 80%
6. Use and Maintenance
Inventory numbers for replacement parts are available.
Yellow
Green
Green
Products are permanently and legibly marked with the product code and the date of manufacture or alternatively the expiry date of the warranty.
N/A
Green
Green
All products are permanently and legibly marked with the expiry date of the warranty.
N/A
Yellow
Yellow
Warranty
Green
5 years
Green
10 yrs (5 yrs for user adjustable parts)
Green
10 yrs (5 yrs for user adjustable parts)
Manufacturer has indicated how their product would assist in scoring points for LEED - Canada CI credits in the following categories:      
Materials and Resources
N/A
Green
Green
Indoor Environmental Quality
N/A
Green
Green