Environmental

Resource Management is committed to limiting the university’s impact on the environment by encouraging purchases of environmentally-conscious products and services.


WashU Green Products

  • Appliances 
    Unless cost prohibitive, you should only be purchasing Energy Star appliances when available and suitable for your product needs.
  • Computer Products 
    Unless cost prohibitive, you should only be purchasing EPEAT computers when available and suitable for your product needs.
  • Electronics
    Unless cost prohibitive, you should only be purchasing Energy Star electronics when available and suitable for your product needs.
  • Janitorial
    In-house and out-sourced janitorial staff should be purchasing and using Green Seal and Green Clean products whenever possible, as long as the desired cleaning result can be achieved.

Environmental Accomplishments

  • Elimination of Bottle Water throughout Campus
  • Remanufactured Ink Cartridges
  • Lighting Replacement Program
  • Using Green Seal cleaning products where applicable
  • Re-Use of Furniture
  • Using Custodial paper products with recycled content
  • Using Compostable break room supplies
  • Working to change/reduce supplier product packaging
  • Working to Consolidate supplier deliveries
  • Added RFP language encouraging environmentally preferred products
  • Using Low VOC (volatile organic compounds) paint/varnishes