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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 57.39
Liaison Tina Woolston
Submission Date Nov. 12, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Tufts University
OP-12: Electronics Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.78 / 1.00 Matthew Laidley
Strategic Sourcing Specialist
Finance
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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 :

The Purchasing Department's practice is to recommend and promote only desktops and laptops certified as EPEAT gold.


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

The equipment is verified for its EPEAT standing by the Purchasing department prior to it being highlighted on the "Premier Page" of the Tufts Business-to-Business marketplace.


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 43,792.15 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Gold 2,043,633.89 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on desktop and laptop computers, displays, thin clients, televisions, and imaging equipment:
2,919,476.98 US/Canadian $

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

Expenditures noted are best estimates based on available data for FY14

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.