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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 68.58
Liaison Mary Ellen Mallia
Submission Date Jan. 15, 2016
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STARS v2.0

University at Albany
OP-12: Electronics Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 1.00 Mary Ellen Mallia
Director of Environmental Sustainability
Finance and Business
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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:
The electronics purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines :

The university follows NYS Executive Order #4 expressing a preference for environmentally friendly purchases. One way that order is enacting is through our recommended computer purchases. The system of purchasing at UAlbany has both a centralized and decentralized element. Many computer purchases are done by IT staff for computer labs and other academically managed spaces. Some computer purchase decisions may be left up to individual offices without an assigned IT staff person. In these cases, the university has developed a list of recommended computer, monitor and printer purchases. This guideline is accessible to the UAlbany community via log in but not accessible to the general public since it contains a link for a quote


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

While the university is unable to monitor the exact purchases of each individual office, the bulk of the computer purchases are conducted by IT staff and therefore are able to follow the recommended guidelines. The IT staff has created a link off of their resource page for the UAlbany community looking to purchase computers. It is located at: https://wiki.albany.edu/display/public/askit/Information+Technology+Services+askIT
The exact link to recommended products is only available via UAlbany log in since it contains a direct link to a quote from a state approved vendor and price via state contract. However, a list of the recommended products and their EPEAT certification is provided under the copy of the purchasing policy area above.


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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