Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 36.75
Liaison Audrey McSain
Submission Date July 10, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Lehigh University
OP-12: Electronics Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Jane Altemose
Sourcing 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 :

We handle this at the RFP level, requesting EPEAT Silver or better. There is no institution wide policy or guideline YET, however we are currently in the approval process for the new Sustainable Purchasing Policy, which will include EPEAT silver requirements for electronics. The policy is with Lehigh's Sustainability Coordinator for review.

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

We manage compliance through review of purchase requests and by making bulk PC purchases as a result of RFP processes. EPEAT silver was a requirement for the fiscal year 2015 bulk pc purchase.

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 0 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Silver 224,891.44 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Gold 0 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on desktop and laptop computers, displays, thin clients, televisions, and imaging equipment:
224,891.44 US/Canadian $

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

The quoted spending above is specifically for computers purchased by the IT department for public spaces only. It does not include monitors, thin clients, etc or any private department purchases, which cannot track EPEAT at this time.

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