Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.28
Liaison Ciara Tennis
Submission Date Nov. 3, 2022

STARS v2.2

Eastern Connecticut State University
OP-12: Electronics Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 1.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total annual expenditures on electronics:
1,776 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on environmentally or socially preferable electronics:
Expenditure Per Level
EPEAT Gold registered and/or third party certified at the highest achievable level under a multi-attribute sustainability standard 0 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Silver registered and/or third party certified at mid-level under a multi-attribute sustainability standard 0 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Bronze registered and/or third party certified at minimum level under a multi-attribute sustainability standard 0 US/Canadian $
Labeled under a single-attribute standard 1,776 US/Canadian $

Do the figures reported above include leased equipment?:
No

A brief description of the time period from which the figures reported above are drawn:

The figures above include electronics purchases from July 2020 through February 2021.

Most old, outdated, and broken electronics are sent to surplus which is then either purchased by a third party for reuse or sent to e-waste.

In terms of buying devices based on energy efficiency, we tend to buy lower power consuming machines as that much power is not needed for standard users. Some are Energy Star certified, and Eastern plans on increasing the number of Energy Star certified machines within the next two years.


Website URL where information about the institution’s electronics purchasing is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Most old, outdated, and broken electronics are sent to surplus which is then either purchased by a third party for reuse or sent to e-waste.

In 2021, instead of spending the budget on new machines, we extended the life of older computers with a low-price hardware upgrade. This increased the performance to modern standards will little financial and environmental impact.

Information for this credit was provided by Zac Stygar, Interim Support Center Manager in Information Technology Services.

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