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4.70 Resource Conservation

Operational Services

Resource Conservation

The Superintendent or designee shall manage a program of energy and resource conservation for the
District that includes:

1. Periodic review of procurement procedures and specifications to ensure that purchased
products and supplies are reusable, durable, or made from recycled materials, if economically
and practically feasible.
2. Purchasing recycled paper and paper products in amounts that will, at a minimum, meet the
specifications in the School Code, if economically and practically feasible.
3. Periodic review of procedures on the reduction of solid waste generated by academic,
administrative, and other institutional functions. These procedures shall: (a) require recycling
the District’s waste stream, including landscape waste, computer paper, and white office
paper, if economically and practically feasible; (b) include investigation of the feasibility of
potential markets for other recyclable materials that are present in the District’s waste stream;
and (c) be designed to achieve, before July 1, 2020, at least a 50% reduction in the amount of
solid waste that is generated by the District.
4. Adherence to energy conservation measures.

LEGAL REF.: 105 ILCS 5/10-20.19c.

CROSS REF.: 4:60 (Purchases and Contracts), 4:150 (Facility Management and Building

ADOPTED: May 14, 1997

REVISED: January 21, 2009
December 19, 2012
September 20, 2017

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