Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.06
Liaison Brad Spanbauer
Submission Date June 18, 2014
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STARS v2.0

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
OP-12: Electronics Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
-- 0.00 / 1.00 Brian Kermath
Sustainability Director
Sustainability Office
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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 :
Although the university does not have EPEAT Certified computers currently, UWO does not support “consumer grade” computers. Although “consumer grade” computers are cheaper to purchase, they have higher maintenance costs and lower life cycle. By avoiding this classification of computers, less electronic waste is generated because campus computers are able to be used for longer time periods.
As hardware ages, it becomes more difficult to find replacement parts, newer applications will no longer run, and it becomes necessary to remove this old hardware from our support services. A list of processors that will no longer be supported is available by contacting the Help Desk. A request for the replacement of an old computer can be addressed to campus surplus by contacting the Help Desk (acshelp@uwosh.edu or (920) 424-3020). In this way, the university limits unnecessary consumption and ultimately waste by finding adequate computers on campus before resorting to outside sources.

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

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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