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Sustainable Acquisition (SA)
The Sustainable Acquisition (SA) program is one aspect of Fermilab's Pollution Prevention and Waste Minimization program, helps Fermilab to reduce its impact on the environment. Primarily SA focuses on products that are efficient (in water or energy use), contain sustainable components (either biobased products or alternative fuel use) or contain recycled content. Sustainable Acquisition should be considered for every purchase Fermilab makes.
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Life Cycle Checklist
The life cycle checklist, from soybiobased.org, has been developed for potential buyers to better understand and evaluate the life cycle costs of using SA products compared to non-SA products. The selection of a product should not be based solely on the initial purchase price but rather a comparison should be made with the competing product in all aspects such as performance per unit used, safety and health, environmental impact and end-of-life fate. Very few products are equal in all these aspects and attendant costs, thus the initial purchase price is but one factor that should be considered during the procurement decision-making process.

The checklist is available as pdf and xls.