Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.95
Liaison Susan Powers
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Clarkson University
OP-12: Electronics Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 1.00 Susan Powers
Director of the Institute for a Sustainable Environment
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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?:

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

The electronics purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines :

Centralized PC & Laptop Purchase Program: Working with the Institute for a Sustainable Environment and the Finance Office, the Office of Information Technology is promoting a centralized computer purchasing program. This program is designed to maximize the financial resources of the university by ensuring computers purchased meet environmental and efficiency standards, and are appropriately sized and equipped for the type of work being performed. We have worked with HP to secure state-contract pricing on desktops, tablets PCs, and laptops for institutional use. Additionally, this program will ensure all computers meet Energy Star and EPEAT standards for efficiency and environmental responsibility whenever possible.

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

All customers are directed to the OIT Help Desk for guidance on purchases. Once a system has been determined (for which there are standard options available), OIT creates the order and distributes to the customer upon arrival of product. Orders outside of OIT are reviewed by the CIO to assure appropriate decisions are made.

Does the institution wish to pursue to pursue Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on EPEAT registered electronics)?:

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:

The website URL where information about the institution's electronics purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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