Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Diane Fout
Submission Date Dec. 13, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Transylvania University
OP-12: Electronics Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Jason Whitaker
Vice President for Information & Technology
IT
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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:
The electronics purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines :
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A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed:

We do not have an official policy posted toward EPEAT in part because we purchase Dell desktops and laptops through our AIKCU contract and Dell has a high
commitment to EPEAT:

http://www.dell.com/content/topics/topic.aspx/global/products/optix/topics/en/optix_energy?c=us&l=en

Our standard desktop and laptop models for the last two years have met EPEAT
gold standards.

Also, we have seen an increase in the number of requests for Apple computers
for faculty in the last couple of years, and while Apple has recently been
in the news for removing their products from the EPEAT list, the laptop
models that we have meet gold, though the desktop models are not listed at
all.


Does the institution wish to pursue to pursue Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on EPEAT registered electronics)?:
No

Expenditures on EPEAT registered desktop and laptop computers, displays, thin clients, televisions, and imaging equipment::
Expenditure Per Level
EPEAT Bronze ---
EPEAT Silver ---
EPEAT Gold ---

Total expenditures on desktop and laptop computers, displays, thin clients, televisions, and imaging equipment:
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The website URL where information about the institution's electronics purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines is available:

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