Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.06
Liaison Andrea Trimble
Submission Date May 29, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Virginia
OP-12: Electronics Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 1.00 Andrea Trimble
Director - Office for Sustainability
Office for 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 :

The University Purchasing Card may be used only for purchases related to the conduct of official University of Virginia business. The University Purchasing Card may not be used for personal expenditures, cash advances, or to obtain store credit. All items purchased with University funds remain the property of the institution. The University of Virginia offers two purchasing card (Pcard) programs. One is a VISA ("State Card") card, governed by the Commonwealth of Virginia, which can be used with any fund source. The other is a MasterCard ("Local Funds Card"), governed by the University, which can only be used for purchases paid with local fund sources. Both card programs are corporate liability, which means the University pays the bill on behalf of the cardholder. Cardholders can have both a VISA and MasterCard.

There are three methods by which departments may purchase for themselves those goods and services, which do not require processing by Procurement and Supplier Diversity Services. It is important to understand the restrictions and requirements for each method before making a purchasing decision. http://www.procurement.virginia.edu/pagebuypay

More information can be found at:

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

The University of Virginia Desktop Computing Initiative provides departmental support for acquisition of computers and monitors. Although DCI does not have specific preference to purchase EPEAT, all standard laptops, desktops, and workstations carried by DCI are EPEAT silver of higher. DCI has identifies the following sustainability goals on their website:

DCI offers:

1. Energy-saving computers – Most DCI computers are Energy Star rated.
2. Recycling of parts and computers through the manufacturer – DCI does not contribute to the local landfills by sending back old computers and parts to the manufacturer.
3. Hybrid delivery vehicle – DCI uses a Ford Escape Hybrid for many of its deliveries

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 ---
EPEAT Silver ---
EPEAT Gold ---

Total expenditures on desktop and laptop computers, displays, thin clients, televisions, and imaging equipment:

The website URL where information about the institution's electronics purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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