Team # 915 -- OPP - Carpet Standards
Finance and Business

December 2009

Objective

To systematically consider environmental attributes for carpet purchases. While programs such as LEED, etc., encourage environmentally responsible carpet purchases on specific projects, there currently are no formal university standards requiring environmentally responsible carpet purchases for all applications. Environmental considerations, covering the entire spectrum from production to recycling, are becoming imperative as the University pursues its strategic sustainability goals.

Team Membership

  • Joyce Haney, Co-Sponsor
  • Steve Maruszewski, Co-Sponsor
  • Richard Fitzgerald, Leader
  • Erik Foley-DeFiore, Facilitator
  • Steve Blazer, Member
  • Stephanie Bond, Member
  • Erik Cagle, Member
  • Terry Harrison, Member
  • David Hurd, Member
  • Mike Leakey, Member
  • Al Matyasovsky, Member
  • Kathy Poissant, Member
  • Judy Spangler, Member

Results Achieved to Date

  • ExpectedResults: Develop carpet standards which satisfy the needs of all applicable stakeholders while contributing to the strategic sustainability goals of the University.

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