Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.68
Liaison John Gardner
Submission Date May 31, 2016
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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
OP-12: Electronics Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 John Gardner
Sustainability Planning & Policy Analyst
Office of 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 :

From the State of Wisconsin Department of Administration "Sustainable Facilities Standards"

10. Purchasing of Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment Requirement
To enable building tenants to perform their jobs well and maintain good health, it’s important to source furniture, fixtures and equipment that will not offgas or otherwise cause deteriorating health for the chemically sensitive.
Purchase Energy Star approved equipment and products with ECO-labels or ECO-label certifications.
Preference for recycled content, used equipment, locally manufactured
No PVC content
MSDS sheets for products being considered as part of bid process
Eco-label certifications
Potential Technologies & Strategies
Conduct research on greener furniture, fixtures and equipment, then select among the top 3 vendors in each category.
-default to duplex printing at all printers
-reminders, pamphlet about benefits; make it easy
Rev.02/10/2010 39
-purchase only printers capable of duplex printing
-replace all old printers
-demonstrate how to use printers
Network copy machines.
Quit requiring office furniture to “match” (we waste perfectly good furniture)
Purchase only energy efficient fixtures and equipment. Promote use of motion sensors for room lighting.
-Promote recycled paper/green office supplies purchasing and evaluate the impact
-Purchase only Energy Star, duplex printers
-Promote recyclable, compostable or reusable dishware & utensils
-Purchase only flat LCD monitors
-Purchase only Energy Star PCs
-Purchase only 4 stroke engines

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

ONLY computers recommended by the University Information and Technology Department are available for purchase. All models now are EPEAT models. Above that, the State of Wisconsin has a requirement for Energy Star or other Eco Label for Computer Purchasing.

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 30,450.68 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Gold 2,255,890.65 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on desktop and laptop computers, displays, thin clients, televisions, and imaging equipment:
2,286,341.33 US/Canadian $

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

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