Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 76.93
Liaison Nathanael Schildbach
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Massachusetts Amherst
OP-12: Electronics Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.77 / 1.00 Ezra Small
Sustainability Manager
Physical Plant
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Total annual expenditures on electronics:
3,417,982.26 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on environmentally or socially preferable electronics:
Expenditure Per Level
EPEAT Gold registered and/or third party certified at the highest achievable level under a multi-attribute sustainability standard 1,424,181 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Silver registered and/or third party certified at mid-level under a multi-attribute sustainability standard 1,114,337.71 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Bronze registered and/or third party certified at minimum level under a multi-attribute sustainability standard 742,802.17 US/Canadian $
Labeled under a single-attribute standard 0 US/Canadian $

Do the figures reported above include leased equipment?:
No

A brief description of the time period from which the figures reported above are drawn:

This data is from our BuyWays system and includes all IT purchases within the credit criteria made in FY19.


Website URL where information about the institution’s electronics purchasing is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:

Students in the 2020 STARS Internship program supported by the Physical Plant Sustainability office and the School of Earth & Sustainability performed the EPEAT data research on the over $3 million in IT purchases for this report. See attached spreadsheets for data.

High percentage of EPEAT products could be a product of having a system wide sustainability policy related goal for IT procurement:
https://scholarworks.umass.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1016&context=sustainableumass_reportsplans (Principle 7, Goal 7.1)

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