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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 66.74
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Submission Date Jan. 26, 2017
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STARS v2.1

New Mexico State University
OP-12: Electronics Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
-- 0.00 / 1.00 joni newcomer
Mgr. Env. Policy and Sustainability
Facilities and Services

Criteria

Institution purchases EPEAT registered products for desktop and notebook/laptop computers, displays, thin clients, tablets/slates, televisions and imaging equipment (copiers, digital duplicators, facsimile machines, mailing machines, multifunction devices, printers and scanners).

This credit does not include servers, smartphones, or specialized equipment for which no EPEAT certified products are available.


Applicability

This credit applies to all institutions. 


Scoring

Institutions earn the maximum of 1 point available for this credit for purchasing exclusively EPEAT Gold computers, tablets/slates, televisions and imaging equipment. Incremental points are awarded based on the percentage of purchased products that are EPEAT registered at each level. For example, an institution that purchased 50 percent EPEAT Gold and 50 percent non-certified products would earn 0.5 points (half of the points available).

Points for this credit are calculated automatically in the STARS Reporting Tool as follows:

EPEAT registration level

Factor

 

Expenditures on EPEAT registered electronics

 

Total expenditures on electronics

 

Points earned

Bronze

 0.33

×

______

÷

______

=

 

Silver

 0.67

______

 

Gold

1

______

 

Total points earned ->

Up to 1

 


Measurement

Timeframe

Report the most recent data available from within the three years prior to the anticipated date of submission.

Sampling and Data Standards

Institutions may track purchases over a one-year time period or take a representative sample to determine the EPEAT level of electronic equipment purchases. When using a sample, institutions should strive to ensure that the sample recognizes seasonal and other variations that influence purchasing behavior.

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.