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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 58.51
Liaison Geory Kurtzhals
Submission Date Nov. 23, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
OP-12: Electronics Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 1.00 Shannon Newman
IT Assistant Manager
Information Technology
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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 :

As a standardized campus regarding technology purchases, all computers, regardless of chassis type, and peripherals such as monitors, printers etc purchased by Southern Illinois University are done so through our Dell and Apple contracts. The technology we focus on purchasing are all business class lines of computers and each restricted to a minimum set of specification configurations. We refrain from consumer line purchases. Both Dell and Apple have a long list of EPEAT Gold, Silver and Bronze rated models that we purchase regularly in their business class lines.


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

All technology purchase requests are to be directed to our Information Technology department. IT will review each order to be sure each meets the minimum standards for campus purchases. Our contract configurations have ESTAR SKUs embedded without the ability for an end user to change them ensuring we receive EPEAT rated product. If a requested configuration meets the standards set for campus, the order is approved. If a requested configuration does not meet IT standards, the request is denied until the submitted configuration is compliant.


Does the institution wish to pursue to pursue Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on EPEAT registered electronics)?:
No

Expenditures on EPEAT registered desktop and laptop computers, displays, thin clients, televisions, and imaging equipment::
Expenditure Per Level
EPEAT Bronze ---
EPEAT Silver ---
EPEAT Gold ---

Total expenditures on desktop and laptop computers, displays, thin clients, televisions, and imaging equipment:
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The website URL where information about the institution's electronics purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines is available:
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In progress of obtaining numbers for part 2 credit

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.