Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.89
Liaison Julie Newman
Submission Date Oct. 23, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
OP-12: Electronics Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.91 / 1.00 MIT Office of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Total expenditures on desktop and laptop computers, displays, thin clients, tablets/slates, televisions, and imaging equipment:
5,533,567 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on EPEAT registered desktop and laptop computers, displays, thin clients, tablets/slates, televisions, and imaging equipment::
Expenditure Per Level
EPEAT Gold 5,019,643.91 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Silver 0 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Bronze 0 US/Canadian $

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

Do the figures reported above include leased equipment?:

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

Figures were computed using available data and represent only a portion of the electronics purchased at MIT. The total spend figure provided represents eligible electronics purchases made through the e-catalog system during FY17. For this dataset, EPEAT certification information was only available for items that MIT cumulatively spent more than $10,000 on throughout the year. 98% of these highest spend electronics were EPEAT Gold certified. For the lower spend electronics, for which EPEAT certification data was unavailable (33% of items), an assumption was made that 75% were EPEAT gold certified.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

The data used in this analysis were sourced from IT and printing purchases made through MIT's e-catalog system. While many purchases are made via the e-catalog system, MIT department, centers, and labs also procure goods through other channels. Accordingly, the scope of this analysis is limited.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.