Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.13
Liaison Keisha Payson
Submission Date July 11, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Bowdoin College
OP-10: Computer Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 2.00 Keisha Payson
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainable Bowdoin
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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 :

Bowdoin's IT department only purchases EPEAT Gold and Silver rated computers unless there is a specific need for specialized equipment which has no EPEAT certified option. In the most recent fiscal year (11-12) we purchased 100% EPEAT Gold. We also consider the power ratings (if available) when purchasing items such as monitors. In order to reduce waste and save money, we do not necessarily replace a monitor when replacing a computer, but if a new monitor is needed we do factor in energy efficiency when purchasing. For laptops, when possible we also provide laptop cases that are made from recycled or recyclable materials.


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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