|Submission Date||April 20, 2016|
OP-12: Electronics Purchasing
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 :
UIT has set up procurement standards that will constantly be updated to reflect the most current available energy efficient hardware. EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) registered computer desktops, laptops, and monitors must meet an environmental performance standard for electronic products. We currently purchase "Gold-registered" which reduces waste and increases recyclability of waste. Gold-registered features 10 percent post- consumer recycled plastic in its chassis and small form factor comes in recyclable packaging. To help reduce energy costs, minimum procurement standards now include Energy Star 5.0-compliant desktops with 90% efficient power supply, Energy Smart Power Management settings, high efficiency processors and latest chip technology increase per watt performance.
A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed:
UIT does all computer purchasing for York, therefore the procurement standards in place must be 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|
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:
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