Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.63
Liaison Dennis Carlberg
Submission Date Dec. 14, 2011
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STARS v1.1

Boston University
OP-10: Computer Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 2.00 Dennis Carlberg
Associate Vice President for University Sustainability
BU Sustainability
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Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase EPEAT Silver or higher computers and monitors?:
Yes

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 :

Boston University uses SAP SRM for procurement including catalog and contract management. Purchases of computers are made from preferred vendors who offer EPEAT certified products. The procurement system ensures that policy and guidelines are followed.

The University lists standard systems to be purchased by departments. This list is maintained by Sourcing and Procurement as well as the Support & Infrastructure Governance Committee. Currently all systems on the list are rated EPEAT Gold. Purchasing standard systems is required for all administrative departments and highly recommended for all academic departments.


Does the institution wish to pursue points for Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on EPEAT computers)?:
No

Expenditures on EPEAT Gold desktop and laptop computers and monitors :
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Expenditures on EPEAT Silver desktop and laptop computers and monitors :
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Total expenditures on desktop and laptop computers and monitors :
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Through Boston University's purchasing system 100% of desktop, laptop, and monitor purchases made through BU's purchasing system meet EPEAT Gold standards.

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