Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.70
Liaison David Gibson
Submission Date March 30, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Hampshire College
OP-12: Electronics Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.96 / 1.00 Marge Dunehew
Procurement and Auxiliary Services Director
Business Office
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Total expenditures on desktop and laptop computers, displays, thin clients, tablets/slates, televisions, and imaging equipment:
199338 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on EPEAT registered desktop and laptop computers, displays, thin clients, tablets/slates, televisions, and imaging equipment::
Expenditure Per Level
EPEAT Gold 190324 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Silver 102.09 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Bronze 0 US/Canadian $

Percentage of expenditures on electronic products that are EPEAT Gold registered:
95.48

Do the figures reported above include leased equipment?:
Yes

A brief description of the time period from which the figures reported above are drawn (i.e. one-year time period or representative sample):

This is a 1-year period of time from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017


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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The College purchases rather than leases technology equipment in this category, except for imaging equipment.

All Dell and Apple laptop, desktop and tablets purchased are EPEAT Gold and all Dell desktop power supplies are upgraded to EPA Platinum, which are 92% efficient.

We strive to purchase environmentally friendly technology products whenever they meet our specification requirements, perform satisfactorily, and are available at a reasonably competitive price. College computers purchased from Apple and Dell are EPEAT registered desktops and laptops. Technology purchases are chosen and configured with the highest ENERGY STAR® rating whenever possible.

IT operates approximately 109 servers. As stand-alone machines with 300w power supply, these would collectively use 785kwH of electricity per day, or 286,452 kwH per year, costing the College $33,200 annually. By virtualizing or consolidating multiple servers onto a single physical server, IT only has to operate 20 servers instead of 109. This saves the College 233,892 kwH per year, or $27,100 annually. That energy reduction eliminates 161 metric tons of CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions from the atmosphere annually. This is the equivalent annual emissions from 31 cars or 375 barrels of oil.

Qualitative information about EPEAT certification of computer purchases came from Rae Ann Wentworth-Cadieux.

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