Drone shot of Butler campus

Two of Butler’s purchasing policies are designed specifically to uphold the University’s commitment to sustainable procurement: the Butler Way Construction Specifications and Guidelines and the Butler University Green Cleaning Policy (Appendix B). Some notable standards within these two policies include:

  • ​Energy Star purchasing for all new appliances.
  • Regional priority (within 500 miles) for construction, restoration, and maintenance goods and services.
  • Filtered water bottle-filling stations for all new water fountains.
  • All carpeting and furniture meets Cradle-to-Cradle certification standards, which means materials are safe for humans and the environment and made with equitable labor practices 
  • Every cleaning product employed by custodial and maintenance staff meets one of the standards set by either the EPA or the independent nonprofit certification company, Green Seal, Inc.