Overall Rating Platinum - expired
Overall Score 85.29
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date March 23, 2015
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Colorado State University
OP-12: Electronics Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.91 / 1.00 Stacey Baumgarn
Campus Energy Coordinator
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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 :


From the Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Policy:
The University will work towards increasing the procurement of electronics with certain environmental attributes (i.e. reduced or no toxic constituents, recycled-content, designed for recycling, reduced materials use, energy efficient, extended product life/upgradeable, remanufactured, etc.). The Purchasing Manual will be updated from time to time to provide references to current, meaningful standards and guidelines for certain product categories (for example, ENERGY STAR rating, Electronic Products Environmental Assessment Tool [EPEAT] score).

Suppliers will be required to deliver the items to the University with energy efficiency and conservation features enabled (i.e. sleep mode, duplex printing, etc.).

Refurbishing services may be used in place of new purchases of computer upgrades or electronic equipment.

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

CSU does not enforce EPEAT printers but does make their purchase a priority. We also have a campus wide program, called Planet Partners, to replace old printers with ENERGY STAR printers (these are not EPEAT printers but do focus on reducing energy consumption). http://wsnet.colostate.edu/cwis191/procurement/PPP.aspx

CSU also participates in the State Electronics Challenge; a voluntary program that encourages state, tribal, regional, and local governments, including schools and other public entities, to purchase greener electronic products, reduce the impacts of electronic products during use, and manage obsolete electronics in an environmentally safe way.

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 5,596 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Silver 39,238 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Gold 3,517,275 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on desktop and laptop computers, displays, thin clients, televisions, and imaging equipment:
4,051,774 US/Canadian $

The website URL where information about the institution's electronics purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines is available:

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