Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.08
Liaison Michelle Perez
Submission Date May 18, 2011
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.0

University of California, San Diego
OP-10: Computer Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Edward Johnson
Senior Director, Chief Procurement Officer
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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 :

The University of California has a system wide policy that was adopted in March 2008 by the Regents, but only requires a Bronze registration. It reads as follows: “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).” However, UC San Diego exceeds this policy requirement. Through negotiated contracts with both Dell and Apple, who provide the vast majority of computers to UCSD, most of the systems that are purchased by UC San Diego are EPEAT Gold, with a few being EPEAT Silver. By purchasing from these negotiated contracts, we ensure that UC San Diego exceeds the policy requirements set forth by the Regents.

For UC San Diego Auxiliary & Plant Services, all computer and peripheral purchases are routed through the IT group for action. They have an internal operating procedure to purchase energy efficient systems whenever possible.

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 :
9,030,965.11 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on EPEAT Silver desktop and laptop computers and monitors :
990,426.24 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on desktop and laptop computers and monitors :
10,021,391.35 US/Canadian $

The figures are based on the two largest computer purchasers at UC San Diego: Administrative Computing and Telecommunications and Auxiliary & Plant Services.

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