Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 45.68
Liaison Tara Pike
Submission Date Dec. 18, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Nevada Las Vegas
OP-12: Electronics Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.85 / 1.00 Debra Kuhn
Purchasing Analyst
UNLV Purchasing
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase computers and/or other electronic products that are EPEAT registered or meet similar multi-criteria sustainability standards for electronic products?:

A copy of the electronics purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines:

The electronics purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines :

By leveraging existing technology, we can integrate new vendor information into existing systems that will allow for more efficient matching of commodity to green approved providers.
The aim is to make available to the campus a current and systematic listing of vendors and the products and services they provide.

A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed:

UNLV partners with the university's centralized information technology division to create and maintain a sustainable purchasing policy for computer and peripheral purchases. This policy highly encourages campus customers to select EPEAT rated computers. Additionally, contracted computer suppliers are required to make green product information available through the online computer ordering portal.
UNLV encourages Green - Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) through:
A) Campus departmental/vendor collaboration & education:
1) EPP/Green Purchasing Program: http://www.unlv.edu/purchasing/green-policy
a) Identifying departments that are currently using older equipment
and appliances and help to match their new purchases with an
energy efficient product.
b) Campus departments are highly encouraged to purchase personal
computers, notebook computers and monitors that meet at least the
Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) Silver
standard with a preference for the Gold standard. For product categories
where an EPEAT standard is in development, now or in the
future, once a product standard is established, all products shall meet
the minimum relevant EPEAT standard.
2) How to Buy: http://www.unlv.edu/purchasing/green-buy

B) Purchasing & Contracts - staff evaluation of all purchases, to ascertain if viable green options
are available:
1) Preferable consideration on contracts, bids & RFPs offered to firms submitting
viable, cost effective, environmentally responsible responses
C) Reporting
D) Campuswide Involvement

Does the institution wish to pursue to pursue Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on EPEAT registered electronics)?:

Expenditures on EPEAT registered desktop and laptop computers, displays, thin clients, televisions, and imaging equipment::
Expenditure Per Level
EPEAT Bronze 0 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Silver 22,149 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Gold 1,178,530 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on desktop and laptop computers, displays, thin clients, televisions, and imaging equipment:
1,492,098 US/Canadian $

The website URL where information about the institution's electronics purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines is available:

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