Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.78
Liaison Kimberly Reeves
Submission Date Jan. 28, 2011
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.0

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
OP-10: Computer Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 2.00 Jerry Wilson
Director Institututional Technology
IT
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase EPEAT Silver or higher computers and monitors?:
Yes

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 :

In 2010, the CU system conducted a strategic purchasing RFP for computer purchases for the entire 4-campus system. The language in the RFP regarding EPEAT is as follows:
The University wishes to purchase Computer Hardware that is Electronic Products Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) Silver and/or Gold certified. Offerors are encouraged to propose EPEAT certified Computer Hardware. The chosen vendor submitted a proposal supplying 9 out of 10 EPEAT products for the university.
While strategic purchasing agreements are not mandatory, they are effective in highlighting desired environmental attributes and providing chosen equipment or services at reduced costs, which makes them attractive to campus purchasers. This is the first year for the program, so measurement of effectiveness will occur next year.


Does the institution wish to pursue points for Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on EPEAT computers)?:
No

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 :
---

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.