Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.15
Liaison Ashley Woolman
Submission Date April 8, 2022

STARS v2.2

Western Colorado University
OP-12: Electronics Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.99 / 1.00 Sherry Ford
Manager, Business Services
Business Services
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Total annual expenditures on electronics:
225,000 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on environmentally or socially preferable electronics:
Expenditure Per Level
EPEAT Gold registered and/or third party certified at the highest achievable level under a multi-attribute sustainability standard 220,000 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Silver registered and/or third party certified at mid-level under a multi-attribute sustainability standard 0 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Bronze registered and/or third party certified at minimum level under a multi-attribute sustainability standard 5,000 US/Canadian $
Labeled under a single-attribute standard 0 US/Canadian $

Do the figures reported above include leased equipment?:

A brief description of the time period from which the figures reported above are drawn:

Data for fiscal year 2020

Website URL where information about the institution’s electronics purchasing is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

-Sherry Ford who is in charge of purchasing
-Western does have electronics purchasing policy/guidelines, to purchase as sustainably as possible.

-EPEAT level electronics for WCU include: Dell OptiPlex 7010 (Gold), Dell Latitude e7440 (Gold), and Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Bronze)

-No estimates on how much is spent per year on EPEAT-level electronics; spending estimates include infrastructure, routers, back up, printers, internet for dorms, etc.

-Funding= $91,000 for infrastructure and support, faculty/staff hardware supplies, routers, phone, back-up. $64,000 for computing hardware for classrooms only. $68,000 spent last year on open labs (printers, macs, PCs, scanners, internet in dorms, access points)

-Metech Electronic Recycling- incentive to recycle electronics in an environmentally responsible manner approx 4x year

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