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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 Silver
Overall Score 59.95
Liaison Tim Albertson
Submission Date Dec. 14, 2017
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STARS v2.1

North Seattle College
OP-12: Electronics Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Tim Albertson
Sustainability Coordinator
Student Development Services
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Total expenditures on desktop and laptop computers, displays, thin clients, tablets/slates, televisions, and imaging equipment:
182,951.07 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on EPEAT registered desktop and laptop computers, displays, thin clients, tablets/slates, televisions, and imaging equipment::
Expenditure Per Level
EPEAT Gold 182,951.07 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Silver 0 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Bronze 0 US/Canadian $

Percentage of expenditures on electronic products that are EPEAT Gold registered:
100

Do the figures reported above include leased equipment?:
No

A brief description of the time period from which the figures reported above are drawn (i.e. one-year time period or representative sample):

Student leadership voted to require EPEAT Gold for all new computer and monitor purchases starting July 2010. The dollar amount is per signing the contract in 2013, and it is one-year time period.

The language reads:

"All equipment purchased with Universal Technology Fee dollars must be certified with the Gold EPEAT standard.

This requirement may be waived by a 2/3 majority vote

Exceptions include:

1. Technologies not covered by EPEAT.*
2. Required functionality not present in the EPEAT approved alternative.**
3. Major price differences that would cause the program involved substantial operational difficulties.**

*Preferential treatment should be given still be given to other environmental standards if the technology is not covered under EPEAT (energy star, European standards, etc).

**UTF requests which apply for an exemption under articles 2 or 3 must factor in environmental consequences in their request, i.e. additional energy costs, consequences of heavy metal pollution, etc.


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