Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.57
Liaison Jeff Spoelstra
Submission Date July 22, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Western Michigan University
OP-12: Electronics Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.67 / 1.00 Robert Reed
Supervisor, Computer Services
Auxiliary Enterprises
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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 :

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

College deans, department chairs, department unit/heads designate an individual to be responsible for implementation and administration of this policy. Equipment available for purchase previously through the WMU bookstore, Total Tech, and now through Auxiliary Enterprises is restricted to compliant models.

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 23,700 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Gold 576,504.31 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on desktop and laptop computers, displays, thin clients, televisions, and imaging equipment:
1,057,413.67 US/Canadian $

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

Data are from July 1, 2013 through January 2014. WMU electronic purchasing is conducted by Auxiliary Enterprises as of April 2013. Prior to that date, computer purchasing was handled by another entity, Total Tech. Due to this change, earlier data were not accessible.

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