Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.69
Liaison Careen Arsenault
Submission Date March 8, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Cornell University
OP-10: Computer Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.04 / 2.00 Tom Romantic
Sr. Director
Supply Management
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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 :

Cornell’s preferred suppliers for Computer Hardware provide hardware products that are energy star compliant and meet EPEAT silver and/or gold standards. Purchases that are made through our office are ensured of the standards.


Does the institution wish to pursue points for Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on EPEAT computers)?:
Yes

Expenditures on EPEAT Gold desktop and laptop computers and monitors :
6,242,156.89 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on EPEAT Silver desktop and laptop computers and monitors :
85,585.60 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on desktop and laptop computers and monitors :
17,519,353.89 US/Canadian $

We purchase computers and laptops exclusively from Dell and Apple. Dell designs and engineers its products to help prevent pollution and conserve natural resources throughout the system's life. Reducing the environmental impact of Dell products begins at the design stage. Cross-functional product design teams work to make thoughtful and effective decisions that will have positive environmental results throughout the equipment’s life cycle.
Facilties Services sets the standard for buying green. The systems we purchase are Lead-Free, RoHS Compliant, EPEAT registered, and Energy Star® certified.
http://computing.fs.cornell.edu/fsit/Sustainable/FSSustainableComputingGuide.pdf
http://www2.cit.cornell.edu/computer/green/
http://www.sustainablecampus.cornell.edu/energy/energy.cfm

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