Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.61
Liaison Margaret Lo
Submission Date Sept. 28, 2012
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STARS v1.2

Ball State University
OP-10: Computer Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.93 / 2.00 Matt Stephenson
Senior Director of Business Services for Purchasing, Printing, and Contracts
Business and Auxiliary Services
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Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase EPEAT Silver or higher computers and monitors?:

The website URL where the EPEAT policy, directive, or guidelines are posted :
A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed :

The university currently has a purchasing agreement with the Lenovo company for desktop and laptop computers which are energy-efficient including the Lenovo ThinkPad Notebooks, ThinkCentre Desktops, ThinkVision Monitors which are EPEAT Gold, EPA Energy Star rated and GreenGuard Certified.

*The Lenovo ThinkPad Notebooks have mercury-free, arsenic-free LED backlit displays.
*The Lenovo ThinkCentre Desktops have earned the EPA Energy Star 5.0 ratings and the model is made from 30% post-consumer recycled plastic resin and the keyboard is made up of 35% recycled material.
*The Lenovo ThinkVision Monitors have earned the EPA Energy Star 5.0 ratings and the model is made from 255 post-consumer recycled plastics.

All MAC computers purchased are EPEAT Gold.

Does the institution wish to pursue points for Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on EPEAT computers)?:

Expenditures on EPEAT Gold desktop and laptop computers and monitors :
4,100,000 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on EPEAT Silver desktop and laptop computers and monitors :
0 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on desktop and laptop computers and monitors :
4,300,000 US/Canadian $

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

Information regarding MAC computers can be found at :

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