Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 74.63
Liaison Melissa Maigler
Submission Date July 30, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Stanford University
OP-12: Electronics Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.98 / 1.00 Moira Hafer
Sustainability Specialist
Office of 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?:

A copy of the electronics purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines:
The electronics purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines :

For computer purchases, 100% of recommended computers are rated EPEAT Gold. Procurement includes Energy Star requirements in all RFPs for electronic products. Stanford has worked with IT vendors to get these at an excellent price, which motivates students, faculty and staff to make the environmentally sound choice.

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

Stanford is a member of the Climate Savers Computing Initiative (https://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=join_change_the_world.showPledgeDriverDetails&cpd_id=16165), and thus has an institution-wide stated preference for EPEAT Silver or higher rated computers and monitors. At the present time, 100% of university-recommended systems are EPEAT Gold. Vendors have agreed to ship computers with energy-saving features turned "on" (fully enabled). In addition to the EPEAT requirements, all Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for copiers, printers, servers, and computers that route through the procurement office now include both Energy Star and end-of-life recycling requirements.

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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 975,371.30 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Gold 15,280,817.66 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on desktop and laptop computers, displays, thin clients, televisions, and imaging equipment:
16,256,189 US/Canadian $

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

Purchase totals include data from Apple, Dell, HP, and Lenovo for calendar year 2013.

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