Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.47
Liaison Gioia Thompson
Submission Date March 2, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Vermont
OP-12: Electronics Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.40 / 1.00 Natalie Guillette
Director
Purchasing
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Total annual expenditures on electronics:
3,060,246.45 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 410,983.94 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Silver registered and/or third party certified at mid-level under a multi-attribute sustainability standard 0 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Bronze registered and/or third party certified at minimum level under a multi-attribute sustainability standard 1,516,893.54 US/Canadian $
Labeled under a single-attribute standard 160,000 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:

All purchases in 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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There is no standard for Penguin Computing Deep Green that I know of. It is too new of an architecture for the industry to have an applicable standard yet. There are websites (https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0060/8894/9794/files/volta-marketing-3-reason-why-us-20170925-r4-print.pdf?107032) that talk about the efficiency gains, and how 1 server with one of these GPUs can replace 50 normal servers.

DeepGreen is by far the most energy efficient system UVM has ever purchased, and one of the most efficient computers in the US. Too bad we can’t get credit for it because there is no industry standard. (https://www.uvm.edu/uvmnews/news/uvm-completes-warp-speed-upgrade-its-supercomputer)

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