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 500 Internal Server Error

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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.