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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 75.27
Liaison Katie Lavin
Submission Date Jan. 28, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Sterling College (VT)
OP-12: Electronics Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Michael Heffernan
Director of Technology
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 :

Sterling College is dedicated to environmental stewardship and ensuring the technology utilized by the college is energy efficient and made through environmentally responsible methods. Sterling College will strive to purchase computers, monitors, and laptops that are EnergyStar certified and/or rated EPEAT gold or higher whenever possible.

The primary computer manufacturers used on the Sterling College campus are Apple and Hewlett Packard. All Apple and HP computers, laptops, and monitors are rated EPEAT gold.

To learn more about the EPEAT computer rating system visit http://www.epeat.net/.


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

Michael Heffernan, Directory of Technology, created the policy and manages all purchasing of electronics.


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 64,791.34 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on desktop and laptop computers, displays, thin clients, televisions, and imaging equipment:
64,791.34 US/Canadian $

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

All of our computers are either HP or Apple products (desktop and laptop), and all are EPEAT Gold rated.

The College will spend $64,791.34 over the next 4 years on leasing new computers (staff, faculty, and computer labs).

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