Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 64.43
Liaison Jessica Davis
Submission Date Nov. 4, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
OP-12: Electronics Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.97 / 1.00 Nathan Smith
Purchasing Contract Manager
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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 :

The Office of Procurement Services recommends buying sustainable products with these labels and certifications:

Cradle to cradle certification
Electronic Product Assessment Tool (EPEAT)
Energy Star
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certified Paper
Green Building Standards
Green Seal Environmental Standards
Water Sense

Policy - Procurement of Appliances and Electronics FIN-PUR-19.0 http://policies.iu.edu/policies/categories/financial/purchasing/FIN-PUR-19.0-procurement-of-appliances-and-electronics.shtml

Guideline: http://www.indiana.edu/~purchase/sustainability/sustainability.php

The directive is listed separately on each vendor contract. The verbiage from the IU Dell Enterprise agreement is listed here:

Environmental Impact Statement:
a. Recognizing our impact as a major purchaser of goods and services, Indiana University gives preference to environmentally friendly vendors of Information Technology products that can conserve energy, reduce costs, improve public and worker health, conserve natural resources, and be properly disposed of, while allowing the university to remain fiscally responsible.

b. Dell strives to meet or exceed industry standards in energy efficiency, with the latest achievements supporting benchmarks such as Energy Star 4.0 and EPEAT Gold. Dell’s unique customization allows customers to select the power-efficient components they want, and Dell continues to aim for even greater energy efficiency options in up-and-coming technology. When purchasing computer monitors, desktop computers, or notebook computers Indiana University will require the disclosure of the following:
i. EPEAT Registration: As a leader in providing environmentally responsible products and services, Dell was one of the first manufacturers to register products with EPEAT. As of the Effective Date of this Agreement, Dell has dozens of products in EPEAT, including EPEAT-Silver products. These include certain models of our OptiPlex desktops, Precision workstations (both desktop and mobile versions), Latitude notebooks and flat panel monitors.
ii. Energy Star Certification: For a complete list of Dell’s ENERGY STAR 4.0 products, visit www.dell.com/energysmart. IU can find a full list of Dell’s ENERGY STAR products at www.energystar.gov The vendor shall provide customer support (which may be in the form of manuals) with respect to power management features, such that these features remain properly enabled and repaired if a malfunction occurs.

c. Other Environmental Considerations: , Indiana University strongly supports any initiative on behalf on its contractor(s) to implement toxic reduction/phase out; materials efficiency; energy efficiency; extended product life and sustainable end-of-life management; and environmentally sound manufacturing and request that such information be included in bid documentation.

d. Exemption – Nothing contained in this statement regarding environmentally preferable purchasing may be construed as requiring the acquisition of goods or services that do not perform adequately for their intended use, exclude adequate competition, or are not available at a reasonable price in a reasonable period of time.

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

Per Policy - Procurement of Appliances and Electronics FIN-PUR-19.0

Purchasing departmental staff will identify products and sources for products covered by this policy. This policy does not impede or impinge the requirements for competitive or documentation.

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 482.70 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Silver 204,243.99 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Gold 5,530,553.67 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on desktop and laptop computers, displays, thin clients, televisions, and imaging equipment:
5,926,297.62 US/Canadian $

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

NOTE: The information submitted is for the Indiana University system, not IUPUI specifically. Purchases of electronics are not separated by campus, so this data presented is for all IU campuses.

- Sustainable Procurement: http://www.indiana.edu/~purchase/sustainability/sustainability.php#university
- Electronics purchasing policy: http://policies.iu.edu/policies/categories/financial/purchasing/FIN-PUR-19.0-procurement-of-appliances-and-electronics.shtml

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