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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 58.08
Liaison Kristi Wiedemann
Submission Date March 13, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Princeton University
OP-12: Electronics Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Lisa Leisinger
Sourcing Manager, Procurement Services
Office of the VP for Finance and Treasurer
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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 :

Environmentally preferable purchasing is an integral part of the Purchasing department’s focus as we administer our contracts portfolio. For electronics specifically, we seek out those that are EPEAT™ registered. It is part of our selection criteria when defining “standards” for any electronic item we are going to use on the campus, and a standard our students demand and expect as well.


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

EPEAT™ registered are part of our selection criteria when defining “standards” for any electronic item we are going to use on the campus.


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 2,300,000 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on desktop and laptop computers, displays, thin clients, televisions, and imaging equipment:
2,300,000 US/Canadian $

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