Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.95
Liaison Jenny McNamara
Submission Date June 30, 2016
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Portland State University
OP-12: Electronics Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
0.92 / 1.00 Molly Bressers
Program & Outreach Coordinator
Campus Sustainability Office
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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 :

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 hardware recommended by OIT is both EPEAT Gold and ENERGY STAR qualified.

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

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.

Electronics purchases are now being directed through an e-procurement portal in which OIT recommended hardware is the only option for purchase.

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 0 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Silver 0 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Gold 2,265,185.51 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on desktop and laptop computers, displays, thin clients, televisions, and imaging equipment:
2,516,872.79 US/Canadian $

The website URL where information about the institution's electronics purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines is available:

The above number represents total hardware (computer, monitor, printer, peripheral) purchases in FY15. 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.

OIT estimates that 90% of purchased hardware meet their standards, all of which are EPEAT Gold.

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.