Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.12
Liaison Jenny McNamara
Submission Date Feb. 21, 2014
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Portland State University
OP-10: Computer Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Molly Bressers
Program & Outreach Coordinator
Campus Sustainability Office
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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 :

Note that USS recommends the purchase of the below systems. Purchasing PSU Standard hardware ensures ease of troubleshooting and compatibility with PSU systems. Non-standard devices may experience lengthier support times and more frequent issues using campus resources. Office of information technology purchases the bulk of computer and monitors on campus, and only purchases the models mentioned below.

Power Management and Sustainability
In an effort to meet and exceed PSU Sustainability goals, all OIT recommended desktops and laptops are EnergyStar 5 compliant and meet EPEAT Gold certification standards. Note that modifying system components may change energy consumption and thus the system’s compliance with EPEAT standards.

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) recommends standard builds for PSU computers. Maintaining standard builds allows OIT to service PSU computers efficiently and ensure their full compatibility with PSU systems, in addition to providing you with the best price based on volume pricing.

OIT regularly evaluates these standard configurations to ensure that PSU computers continue to meet standards of pricing, robustness, and compatibility. OIT also recommends and strives to purchase only computer hardware that meets standards for ENERGY STAR® and Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) Gold qualifications. All the hardware listed below is both EPEAT Gold and ENERGY STAR® qualified.

The recommended desktops, laptops, and monitors listed below are all available for purchase or replacement from OIT.

Desktops
Dell Optiplex 7010
Processor: Quad-core Intel Core i5-3470 3.2Ghz
Memory: 8GB DDR3
Hard Drive: 250GB SATA
Video Card: Integrated Video (2 DP & 1 VGA)
Optical Drive: 16X DVD Read-Write
Ports: (6) USB 2.0 + (4) USB 3.0 + (2) Display Ports + VGA + (2) Serial Ports
Peripherals: Keyboard + Laser Mouse
Apple Mac Mini
Processor: Intel Core i5 2.5Ghz
Memory: 8GB DDR3
Hard Drive: 500GB SATA
Video Card: Intel Integrated Graphics (HDMI & Thunderbolt/DP)
Ports: Firewire 800 + SD Card Reader
Laptops
Lenovo Thinkpad T430s
Processor: Intel Core i5 2.6Ghz
Memory: 8GB DDR3
Hard Drive: 128GB Solid-State Drive
Optical Drive: DVD Read-Write
Ports: Mini DP Out + (2) USB 3.0 + (1) USB 2.0 + SD Card Reader
Wireless: Integrated Wi-Fi Wireless LAN Adapter + Bluetooth
Expansion: Extra 3-cell Battery Slot
Display: 14" LED-backlit AntiGlare widescreen (1366 x 768)
Peripherals: Webcam + Backlit Keyboard
Lenovo Carbon X1
Processor: Intel Core i5 1.8Ghz
Memory: 8GB DDR3
Hard Drive: 180GB Solid-State Drive
Ports: Mini DP Out + (1) USB 3.0 + (1) USB 2.0 + SD Card Reader
Wireless: Integrated Wi-Fi Wireless LAN Adapter + Bluetooth
Display: 14" LED-backlit widescreen (1600x900)
Peripherals: Webcam + Backlit Keyboard
Apple MacBook Pro
Processor: Intel Core i5 2.3Ghz
Memory: 8GB DDR3
Hard Drive: 128GB Solid-State Drive
Optical Drive: DVD Read-Write
Ports: Thunderbolt + Firewire 800 + (2) USB 3.0 + SD Card Reader
Wireless: Integrated Wi-Fi Wireless LAN Adapter + Bluetooth
Display: 13.3" LED-backlit glossy widescreen (1280x800)
Peripherals: Webcam + Backlit Keyboard
Apple MacBook Air
Processor: Intel Core i5 1.8Ghz
Memory: 8GB DDR3
Hard Drive: 128GB Solid-State Drive
Ports: Thunderbolt + (2) USB 3.0 + SD Card Reader
Wireless: Integrated Wi-Fi Wireless LAN Adapter + Bluetooth
Display: 13.3" LED-backlit glossy widescreen (1140x900)
Peripherals: Webcam + Backlit Keyboard
Monitors
Dell 22" LCD Monitor
Type: Dell UltraSharp U2212H
Stand: Adjustable Stand
Outputs: VGA, DVI, DP
Max Resolution: 1680x1050
Dell 24" LCD Monitor
Type: Dell UltraSharp U2412M
Stand: Adjustable Stand
Outputs: VGA, DVI, DP, HDMI
Max Resolution: 1920x1200
Requires departmental purchase
Dell 27" LCD Monitor
Type: Dell UltraSharp U2713HM
Stand: Adjustable Stand
Outputs: VGA, DVI, DP, HDMI
Max Resolution: 2560x1440
Requires departmental purchase
Apple Thunderbolt Display
Type: Dell UltraSharp U2713HM
Stand: Adjustable Stand
Outputs: VGA, DVI, DP, HDMI
Max Resolution: 2560x1440
Requires departmental purchase


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 :
514,746.90 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on EPEAT Silver desktop and laptop computers and monitors :
0 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on desktop and laptop computers and monitors :
514,746.90 US/Canadian $

The above number represents hardware (computer and monitor) purchases made by PSU's Office of Information Technology (OIT) for FY13 reporting year (7/1/12-6/20/13). OIT purchases the majority of computers and monitors for campus labs, and staff/faculty office use, and has a standard for EPEAT Gold and Energy Star certified hardware. For hardware purchased outside of OIT, they recommend the same campus standards for EPEAT Gold and Energy Star.

Data from Banner report screen FGZBDSR; query the form for FY13, YTD Activity, account code 20201. OIT contact for obtaining data: Fiscal Officer - Office of the CIO.

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