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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.

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Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date Sept. 12, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Colorado State University
OP-10: Computer Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Nik Olsen
Assistant Director of Administrative Communications
Office of the President
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Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase EPEAT Silver or higher computers and monitors?:
Yes

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 does not enforce EPEAT printers but does make their purchase a priority. We also have a campus wide program to replace old printers and computers with Energy star computers (these are not EPEAT computers but do focus on reducing energy consumption).

CSU also participates in the State Electronics Challenge; a voluntary program that encourages state, tribal, regional, and local governments, including schools and other public entities, to purchase greener electronic products, reduce the impacts of electronic products during use, and manage obsolete electronics in an environmentally safe way.


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

Expenditures on EPEAT Gold desktop and laptop computers and monitors :
1,409 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on EPEAT Silver desktop and laptop computers and monitors :
523 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on desktop and laptop computers and monitors :
2,012 US/Canadian $

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.