Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.78
Liaison Herbert Sinnock
Submission Date April 20, 2015
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Sheridan College (Ontario)
OP-12: Electronics Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.60 / 1.00 James Greer
Manager, Purchasing
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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 :

Although Sheridan College does not currently have an institution-wide preference for EPEAT registered electronics, we have stated in an RFP that we prefer this type. The vendor was required to provide this information in their proposal.

Sheridan supports the values of sustainability, social responsibility and fair labour practices. We are guided by our Sustainability Policy, Mission Zero, and Integrated Energy and Climate Master Plan (IECMP), where practical. In support of these documents and institutional targets, we will incorporate sustainability into procurement practices for all formal bid opportunities, and give favourable consideration in its evaluation process to goods and services that reflect Sheridan’s commitment to sustainability and broader social responsibility.

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

Though there is no electronic purchasing policy, all electronic purchases must adhere to the rules of the Sheridan Purchasing Policy. The institution ensures that sustainability be a preference in all purchases including electronics.

In 2013, Sheridan purchased EPEAT registered multifunctional devices for all four campuses. The GREEN printers reduce Sheridan’s carbon footprint related to printing through reductions in paper usage, electrical consumption, toner and supplies, and general waste.

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 347,983 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Gold 7,772,038 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on desktop and laptop computers, displays, thin clients, televisions, and imaging equipment:
10,063,702 US/Canadian $

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

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