Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.18
Liaison Kelli O'Day
Submission Date Sept. 13, 2013
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University of California, Davis
OP-10: Computer Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 2.00 Camille Kirk
Director of Sustainability and Campus Sustainability Planner
Office of Sustainability
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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 :

University of California PC agreements require that sellers strive to provide products that meet or exceed EPEAT Silver Level or higher products.

Systemwide policy reads as follows:
Reduction of Hazardous Electronic Waste
a. All desktop computers, laptops, and computer monitors purchased by the University are required to have achieved Bronze registration or higher under the Electronic Products Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT).
b. Additional consideration will be provided for electronics products that have achieved EPEAT Silver or EPEAT Gold registration. The registration criteria and a list of all registered equipment are provided at http://www.epeat.net.

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 :
0 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on EPEAT Silver desktop and laptop computers and monitors :
2,533,698 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on desktop and laptop computers and monitors :
3,807,895 US/Canadian $

EPEAT purchases are reported, however data is not tracked as to the level (Gold, Silver, Bronze). In calendar year 2011, EPEAT rated purchases totaled $2,533,698. This figure is based on UC Davis purchases from the UC systemwide agreement, which the primary source of computer products. The figure does not include purchases from non-agreement sources.

UC Davis does not claim points in STARS for EPEAT Gold expenditures, although several of the purchases are Gold rated. Additionally, some purchases may be EPEAT Bronze. For that reason, UC Davis has elected to report all EPEAT expenditures as Silver products.

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