Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.44
Liaison Mike Wilson
Submission Date Jan. 29, 2014
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University of Victoria
OP-12: Electronics Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Allison Edwards
Coordinator
Technology Solutions Centre
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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?:
Yes

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

In a recent Request for Proposals to computer suppliers, preference was given to those who could supply equipment with the highest energy effeciency rating and could demonstrate sustainable business practices including the minimization of waste and domestic e-waste recycling. The selected vendors (Dell and Lenovo) supply only EPEAT Gold rated computers and monitors to UVic that are exclusively supplied to all offices across campus. See the Technology Solutions website for model number information: http://www.uvic.ca/systems/support/computerssoftware/technologysolutions/index.php


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

A committee that included a representative from the Office of Campus Planning & Sustainability was set up to review supplier proposals and verify the proposed equipment was the most energy efficient on the market and that the supplier had a good reputation for environmental and social sustainabilit in it's operations. The chosen distributor was also favoured because it is a locally owned and operated company well known in our community.


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

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 839,030 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on desktop and laptop computers, displays, thin clients, televisions, and imaging equipment:
839,030 US/Canadian $

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

In a recent Request for Proposals to computer suppliers, preference was given to those who could supply equipment with the highest energy effeciency rating and could demonstrate sustainable business practices including the minimization of waste and domestic e-waste recycling. The selected vendors (Dell and Lenovo) supply only EPEAT Gold rated computers and monitors to UVic that are exclusively supplied to all offices across campus. See the Technology Solutions website for model number information:
http://www.uvic.ca/systems/support/computerssoftware/technologysolutions/index.php
The chosen distributor was also favoured because it is a locally owned and operated company well known in our community.

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