Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.23
Liaison Nick Cookson
Submission Date Jan. 20, 2016
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Sewanee - The University of the South
OP-12: Electronics Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Amy Turner
Director of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
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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 :

The Sustainability Master Plan, passed in June 2013, contains specific language that calls for purchasing electronic products that are EPEAT Silver or higher.


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

Sewanee has made the practice for several years to become more energy efficient with not only desktop/laptops but also our HP enterprise blade systems and technology that we purchase - with use of virtualized servers now instead of purchasing racks and racks of 1-up units and have a SAN in place for data storage.


Does the institution wish to pursue to pursue Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on EPEAT registered electronics)?:
Yes

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 143,198 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on desktop and laptop computers, displays, thin clients, televisions, and imaging equipment:
143,198 US/Canadian $

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

Sewanee standardizes on HP and Apple systems. The HP EliteBook and ProBook series are the models purchased over the past 3-4 years. For the HP desktop systems, we have purchased the last couple years or so the 8000 series systems. We match HP L series displays with the desktop systems issued to faculty and staff for office work. Apple systems are MacBook Pro models (15 and 15.4") and iMac 21.5" and 27" models.

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