Furniture and Building Materials
Dalhousie strives to have furniture and building materials puchased and disposed of in a sustainable manner. The sustainable procurement checklist highlights providing goods that are:
- durable, long lasting, reusable;
- non-toxic or minimally toxic;
- produced locally for economic and environmental benefits;
- meeting the most recent versions of third-party sustainability certification standards as applicable to operations and products such as Green Guard, EcoLogo, FSC, and LEED requirements.
A notable initiative is the Surplus Goods
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Financial and sustainable benefits will be delivered through procedures that maximize the opportunity for reuse of items and minimize the amount of material that enters the waste stream.