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

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.48
Liaison Nathan Engstrom
Submission Date July 21, 2011
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Cleveland State University
OP-10: Computer Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Nathan Engstrom
Coordinator, Campus Sustainability
Business Affairs and Finance
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Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase EPEAT Silver or higher computers and monitors?:

The website URL where the EPEAT policy, directive, or guidelines are posted :
A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed :

CSU's PC Procurement Policy requires the purchase and use of PCs and laptops from a very limited list of approved products. EPEAT standards are referenced when approving products for incorporation on this list.

All our current generation and previous generation PCs and laptops are in the Gold category except for the current Dell laptop which is Silver. All of our current monitors are either Silver or Gold.

We have been putting the high efficiency power supplies in all of the laptops for 3 years. We started to introduce LCD displays 8 years ago to help reduce power consumption for the University.

Does the institution wish to pursue points for Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on EPEAT computers)?:

Expenditures on EPEAT Gold desktop and laptop computers and monitors :
1,100,000 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on EPEAT Silver desktop and laptop computers and monitors :
100,000 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on desktop and laptop computers and monitors :
1,200,000 US/Canadian $

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