Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.40
Liaison Saiyare Refaei
Submission Date March 12, 2013
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STARS v1.1

Pacific Lutheran University
OP-10: Computer Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.99 / 2.00 Jenny Taylor
Researcher
Sustainability
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Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase EPEAT Silver or higher computers and monitors?:
Yes

The website URL where the EPEAT policy, directive, or guidelines are posted :
A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed :

PLU tries to ensure that this policy is followed by facilitating all computer purchases through the Computing & Telecommunications Department. The department only provides service and support for computers that are purchased through the department in line with their policies. The practice is to purchase only computers that are EnergyStar or EPEAT certified. For those who choose to purchase computers and printers in other ways, the department provides a list of recommendations.


Does the institution wish to pursue points for Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on EPEAT computers)?:
Yes

Expenditures on EPEAT Gold desktop and laptop computers and monitors :
1,535,568.75 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on EPEAT Silver desktop and laptop computers and monitors :
718,125 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on desktop and laptop computers and monitors :
2,267,756.25 US/Canadian $

Dept. Contact: Karen Vermillion, Computer Purchasing and Services Coordinator; vermilki@plu.edu
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History of Purchasing at PLU

-119 Lenovo Thinkpads - average cost $1000 plus tax
-135 Dell laptops - these are older and cost more (average $1250 plus tax)
-120 Mac laptops (average cost $1600plus tax)
-128 iMacs (average cost $1400 plus tax)
-1300 Dell desktops (average costs throughout the years $1200 plus tax); currently $1014 plus tax

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