Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 34.69
Liaison Sarah Laurie
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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State University of New York at Fredonia
OP-10: Computer Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 2.00 Sarah Laurie
Environmental Safety and Sustainability Specialist; PR Subcommittee Chair; ACUPCC liaison
Environmental Health & Safety
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Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase EPEAT Silver or higher computers and monitors?:

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 :


New York State is committed to environmental sustainability and endeavors to procure products with reduced environmental impact. One example of this commitment may be found in Executive Order No. 4 (Establishing a State Green Procurement and Agency Sustainability Program), which imposes certain requirements on state agencies, authorities, and public benefit corporations when procuring commodities, services, and technology. More information on Executive Order No. 4, including specifications for offerings covered by this Contract, may be found at http://www.ogs.state.ny.us/EO/4/Default.asp. The Executive Order No. 4 specification for desktop and laptop computers adopted in October 2008, for example, requires EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) registration, and references other considerations such as trade-in, recycling and use of certain flame-retardant chemicals. State entities subject to Executive Order No. 4 are advised to become familiar with the specifications that have been developed in accordance with the Order, and to incorporate them, as applicable, when making purchases under this Contract. State entities subject to Executive Order No. 4 are further advised to utilize the EPEAT website (http://www.epeat.net/) and search tool to identify products that meet their needs and satisfy their obligations under the Order.

Our Dell computers are purchased with: Dell’s ECO Kit: The Dell OptiPlex 980 offers environmentally friendly configurations that improve energy efficiency, reduce overall acoustical levels and increase the amount of recycled plastic content of the system. With the Dell ECO Kit, the OptiPlex 980 is the only commercial desktop that delivers up to 50% lower acoustics than competing desktops. The Dell ECO Kit is offered on select energy efficient configurations: 2.5” hard drives, integrated graphics, dual core processors, 4GB or less in memory and 90% efficient power supply. With this option, an OptiPlex 980 includes up to 25% post consumer recycled plastic content.

Also are computers meet: Energy Efficiency Options: Dell Energy Smart is a Dell unique offering. It consists of default power management settings enabled in the factory to conserve system power during periods of inactivity, saving power when systems are not in active use. Energy Star 5.0 Category B (<44.3W Idle), EPEAT Gold, Dell ESMART Settings Included in Price.

Does the institution wish to pursue points for Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on EPEAT computers)?:

Expenditures on EPEAT Gold desktop and laptop computers and monitors :

Expenditures on EPEAT Silver desktop and laptop computers and monitors :

Total expenditures on desktop and laptop computers and monitors :

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