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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.62
Liaison Michael Kensler
Submission Date Jan. 11, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Auburn University
OP-12: Electronics Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.36 / 1.00 Missty Kennedy
Assistant Director
Procurement and Payment Services
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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 :

Auburn University prefers products that have achieved EPEAT Silver or EPEAT Gold registration. Vendors must specify whether their product line is EPEAT Gold or EPEAT Silver.


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

Auburn University works with the preferred electronics vendor to make EPEAT-certified products readily available for purchase by university employees.


Does the institution wish to pursue to pursue Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on EPEAT registered electronics)?:
Yes

Expenditures on EPEAT registered desktop and laptop computers, displays, thin clients, televisions, and imaging equipment::
Expenditure Per Level
EPEAT Bronze 6,904.47 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Silver 239,434.89 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Gold 473,015.25 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on desktop and laptop computers, displays, thin clients, televisions, and imaging equipment:
4,188,160.14 US/Canadian $

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