Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 57.92
Liaison Keisha Payson
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Bowdoin College
OP-12: Electronics Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 1.00 Keisha Payson
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainable Bowdoin
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Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase computers and/or other electronic products that are EPEAT registered or meet similar multi-criteria sustainability standards for electronic products?:
Yes

A copy of the electronics purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines:
The electronics purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines :

Bowdoin's IT department only purchases EPEAT Gold rated computers unless there is a specific need for specialized equipment with no EPEAT certified option. This past year (2015), Bowdoin received the EPEAT Purchaser Award for demonstrating excellence in the green procurement of electronics. Bowdoin also considers the power ratings (if available) when purchasing items such as monitors and televisions. In order to reduce waste and save money, Bowdoin does 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, Bowdoin also provides laptop cases that are made from recycled or recyclable materials.


A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed:

Upon request the Technical Purchasing Manager for Information Technology provides a an annual report on computers purchased and which EPEAT ratings they have received.


Does the institution wish to pursue to pursue Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on EPEAT registered electronics)?:
No

Expenditures on EPEAT registered desktop and laptop computers, displays, thin clients, televisions, and imaging equipment::
Expenditure Per Level
EPEAT Bronze ---
EPEAT Silver ---
EPEAT Gold ---

Total expenditures on desktop and laptop computers, displays, thin clients, televisions, and imaging equipment:
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The website URL where information about the institution's electronics purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines is available:

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