Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.22
Liaison Sarah Rykal
Submission Date July 25, 2013
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University of Wisconsin-Stout
SD-11: Procurement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Sarah Rykal
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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The percentage of institutionally purchased appliances that are ENERGY STAR rated (of eligible appliance categories):

Does the institution have a policy to purchase ENERGY STAR appliances whenever possible?:

The percentage of expenditures on Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified office paper (US/Canadian dollars) :

Does the institution’s vendor code or policy require vendors to use less packaging?:

We do not have a way of tracking ENERGY STAR purchases, but we do attempt to make this a requirement (when applicable) when getting quotes and bids for energy consuming items.

We use the following language in our bids:

"ENERGY STAR: Energy Consuming Equipment means any equipment that is designed for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, water heating or cooling, lighting, refrigeration, or any other function, and that consumes energy (www.energystar.gov/purchasing).

Under 2005 Wisconsin Act 141, The State of Wisconsin has adopted a policy of preferred purchasing for energy consuming equipment. Prospective vendors will incorporate ENERGY STAR® products or products/commodities that meet or exceed ENERGY STAR® specifications into their bids or proposals. Bidder should identify those items which meet the Energy Star requirements on ATTACHMENT B: ITEMIZED BID LIST."

The paper companies we buy from are involved in FSC, but not to the level of copier paper.

Information provided by Director of Purchasing.

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