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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 Gold
Overall Score 65.69
Liaison John Pumilio
Submission Date July 23, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Colgate University
OP-12: Electronics Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.99 / 1.00 John Pumilio
Director of Sustainability
Sustainability Office
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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 :

In 2013, Colgate joined the State Electronics Challenge (SEC) and we are committed to purchasing 95% of our electronic equipment to be EPEAT certified. http://www.stateelectronicschallenge.net/requirements_checklist.html.


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

Every standard configuration workstation, desktop and laptop that Colgate currently buys is EPEAT Gold, whether from HP or Apple, our normal vendors.


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 0 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Silver 15,500 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Gold 596,550 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on desktop and laptop computers, displays, thin clients, televisions, and imaging equipment:
612,050 US/Canadian $

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

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