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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 Bronze
Overall Score 42.59
Liaison Jeffrey Clark
Submission Date June 30, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Lawrence University
OP-12: Electronics Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Jeff Clark
Professor
Geology
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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 :

Lawrence makes every possible effort to purchase EPEAT GOLD computers.   In the last 3 years all but 2 of our computers purchased have been epeat gold certified.  Lawrence orders 99.9% gold desktops and computers.


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

It is the stated policy of Technology Services as part of their "Green Initiative". Other parts of this initiative include mandated power-saving settings in campus computer labs, default double-sided printing, the replacement of all CRT monitors with Energy Star LCD monitors, the purchase of recycled toner cartridges, and end-of-life recycling for all electronics and spent printer/toner cartridges.


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 0 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Gold 190,787 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on desktop and laptop computers, displays, thin clients, televisions, and imaging equipment:
190,787 US/Canadian $

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

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