Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.87
Liaison Lindsay Batchelor
Submission Date Jan. 5, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

North Carolina State University
OP-12: Electronics Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 1.00 Sharon Loosman
Materials Management Director
Materials Management
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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?:
Yes

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

All campus entities must purchase a minimum of 80% of their laptop and desktop computers through the consolidated IT purchasing program. The consolidated IT purchasing program was legislatively mandated and the task group convened to carry out the program included the requirement to purchase environmentally friendly models as part of the specifications it drew up. To be eligible for inclusion, all computers included in the program must meet EPEAT Gold standards.

A campus governance structure was put into place to review computer purchases and approve exceptions when necessary. The purchasing department notifies the Chief Information Officer and Chief Financial Officer as well as individual units at least annually with whether purchases are meeting the standards and goals of the program.

At this time the program does not include Apple computers, however, all Apple computers meet EPEAT Gold standards.


Does the institution wish to pursue to pursue Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on EPEAT registered electronics)?:
No

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 0 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Gold 6,087,014.83 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on desktop and laptop computers, displays, thin clients, televisions, and imaging equipment:
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The website URL where information about the institution's electronics purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines is available:

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