Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.64
Liaison Jessica Bilecki
Submission Date March 3, 2017
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STARS v2.0

University of the Pacific
OP-12: Electronics Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 1.00 Ronda Marr
Purchasing Manager
Business and Finance
"---" 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 :

Pacific is committed to the use of sustainable practices in the conduct of Pacific operations. To this end, energy efficiency, as well as short-term and long-term cost, must be evaluated when purchasing energy consuming appliances/equipment. All appliances/equipment purchased by the Pacific must be ENERGY STAR, if such approval exists for the type of appliance/equipment being purchased.

The Environmental Protection Agency ENERGY STAR Program identified appliances and equipment that meet specific energy efficiency requirements (http://www.energystar.gov). These items include heating and cooling equipment, computers, computer peripherals, printers, copy machines, audiovisual equipment, projectors, televisions, washers, dryers, cooking appliances, and refrigerators.

EPEAT is a (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) system that helps purchasers evaluate, compare and select electronic products based on their environmental attributes (http://www.epeat.net). The system currently covers desktop and laptop computers, thin clients, workstations and computer monitors

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

Pacific's IT department has identified a set of recommended computers for purchase by any unit. All currently recommended units are EPEAT Gold.

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 0 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Gold 0 US/Canadian $

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

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

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