Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.83
Liaison Leslie North
Submission Date Jan. 9, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Western Kentucky University
OP-12: Electronics Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 1.00 Christian Ryan
Sustainability Coordinator
WKU
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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 support of the University’s commitment to sustainability, the IT department purchases Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) Certified computers. EPEAT Certified electronics meet required criteria and optional criteria for environmental performance characteristics, including reduction or elimination of environmentally sensitive materials, use of recycled content or renewable materials, design for end of life, product longevity, energy conservation, end of life management, packaging, and corporate performance.


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

Faculty and staff computers are purchased through the Information Technology department, either by order directly with the department, or self-serve through the website. All computers available for purchase are EPEAT certified, so this is the default option.


Does the institution wish to pursue to pursue Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on EPEAT registered electronics)?:
No

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

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