Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.58
Liaison Steve Mital
Submission Date May 18, 2017
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STARS v2.0

University of Oregon
OP-12: Electronics Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.95 / 1.00 Kim Carson
Administrative Program Assist
Office of Sustainability
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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 :

(from http://pcs.uoregon.edu/content/sustainability) Welcome to the University of Oregon's Purchasing and Contracting Services website on sustainability and suggestions for environmentally friendly purchasing, contracting, and procurements. Examples of environmentally preferable characteristics include products and services that conserve energy and water, minimize generation of waste and releases of pollutants; products made from recycled materials and that can be reused or recycled; energy from renewable resources such as biobased fuels, solar and wind power; alternatively-fueled vehicles; and products using alternatives to hazardous or toxic chemicals, radioactive materials and biohazardous agents. The University of Oregon is committed to sustainable behavior including purchasing practices. (from http://sustainability.uoregon.edu/policy/comprehensive-environmental-policy) 5. PURCHASING The University will strive to obtain “best value” by balancing, as both appropriate and permissible, life cycle costs and social and environmental impacts when purchasing goods and services. Where both appropriate and permissible, the University will write specific purchasing policies to guide decision-making on frequently purchased items.

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

All IT Directors make the effort to follow policy, as seen in results.

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 2,375.80 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Silver 211,797.66 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Gold 1,466,485 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on desktop and laptop computers, displays, thin clients, televisions, and imaging equipment:
1,735,266.85 US/Canadian $

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

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