Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.89
Liaison Eva Rocke
Submission Date June 30, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Montana
OP-12: Electronics Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
0.42 / 1.00 Derek Kanwischer
Industrial Materials Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Total annual expenditures on electronics:
1,935,848 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 512,950 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Silver registered and/or third party certified at mid-level under a multi-attribute sustainability standard 400,965 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Bronze registered and/or third party certified at minimum level under a multi-attribute sustainability standard 0 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:

Fiscal Year 2020 is the time period reported. The representative sample is based on data provided by Dell and Apple for annual purchases / models that are EPEAT certified as a percentage of total computer / electronic purchases under $5,000. UM IT is considering a process to account for future purchases that recommend or require EPEAT certification criteria. This reporting does not account for purchases over $5,000 or purchases not categorized as computers or electronics. Energy Star certification is recommended across campus but is not currently tracked for accounting purposes. We used FY2020 data because there was no reliable data to report for FY19.


Website URL where information about the institution’s electronics purchasing is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data is representative sample and includes all Dell and Apple purchases for a calendar year. Annual purchases for computers / electronics is based on fiscal year data. The representative sample does not cover other makes of computers and electronics and the index code may include some items that are not actually computers or electronics. Refinement of accounting and tracking will be necessary to have greater confidence in future processes.

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.