Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.34
Liaison Samuel Crowl
Submission Date March 11, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Ohio University
OP-12: Electronics Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.93 / 1.00 Diana McGrew
Assistant Director of Procurement
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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 :

All of the laptops and desktops sold by Bobcat Depot are certified EPEAT Gold, meeting the highest criteria for environmental performance.

Most, if not all, computers offered through the university e-purchasing system, Bobcat Buy, are EPEAT registered.

University-wide stated preferences can also be found at http://www.ohio.edu/sustainability/programs/Procurement.cfm

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

It is difficult to buy a university-owned computer except through Bobcat Depot or Bobcat Buy. It is possible to use a university-issued credit card (P-card) to buy a computer, but such P-card purchases are frowned upon.

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 1,291.36 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Silver 41,975.97 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Gold 5,176,850.68 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on desktop and laptop computers, displays, thin clients, televisions, and imaging equipment:
5,745,952 US/Canadian $

The website URL where information about the institution's electronics purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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