Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.77
Liaison Lexi Brewer
Submission Date July 25, 2012
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STARS v1.1

University of Puget Sound
OP-10: Computer Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 2.00 John Hickey
Associate Vice President of Business Services/Community Engagment
Business Services
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Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase EPEAT Silver or higher computers and monitors?:

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 :

Minimizing our campus’ impact on the environment requires proactive management of electronic equipment. We focus campus computer purchases with two vendors, both of which are industry leaders in sustainable environmental practices and standards. These practices are applied throughout the life cycle of the machines, from design, production, and packaging through recycling after the machine’s useful life.

Does the institution wish to pursue points for Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on EPEAT computers)?:

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 university makes it a policy to only purchase from Dell or Apple when purchasing computing equipment. Apple has gotten a rating of Gold for all of their computers. When the university purchases from Dell 90% of these machines are silver or higher. As of right now the centeral perchasing system for computers is recieveing a major overhal. As such there is no detailed purchasing information that the University could responsibly give about computer purchasing.

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