Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 42.88
Liaison Jim Simon
Submission Date June 28, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Gonzaga University
OP-12: Electronics Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 1.00 Steve Lunden
Director of University Purchasing
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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 :

All energy using products purchased by Gonzaga shall meet the U.S. EPA Energy Star certification when available and practicable. When Energy Star labels are not available, all purchasing units shall choose energy products that are in the upper 25% of energy efficiency as designated by the Federal Energy Management Program.

All desktop computers, notebooks, and monitors purchased must meet, at a minimum, Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) environmental criteria designated as "required" (silver registration) or as higher as contained in the IEEE 1680 Standard for the Environmental Assessment of Personal Computer Products, whenever practicable.

Where applicable, energy efficient equipment shall be purchased with the most up-to-date energy efficiency functions. This includes, but is not limited to, most efficient space heating systems and high efficiency space cooling equipment.

When interior or exterior lighting is replaced, the most efficient sources economically and commercially available should be considered for use.

Gonzaga supports renewable energy generation in the Inland Northwest by purchasing Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) equivalent to 15% of its total electricity usage through Avista’s Buck-A-Block program

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

The University Purchasing department has adopted the Gonzaga University Sustainable Purchasing and Design Policies, and we follow those policies in our daily purchasing activities.

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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