• Operational Services

    Resource Conservation

    DAOES shall manage a program of energy and resource conservation for the System 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 promote recycling of DAOES' solid waste products, including, but not limited to, landscape waste, computer paper and white office paper. The procedures must be designed to achieve a reduction in DAOES' solid waste output of at least 50% by July 1, 2020. If the Administration identifies viable markets for recycling DAOES' solid waste output, such markets will be identified to the Board
    4. Adherence to energy conservation measures.

    LEGAL REF.: 105 ILCS 5/10-20.19c. and 5/17-2.11.
    ADOPTED: January 15, 2009