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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.

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Liaison Michele Hebert
Submission Date Aug. 26, 2011
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University of Alaska Fairbanks
OP-10: Computer Purchasing

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Complete Expired Michele Hebert
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase EPEAT Silver or higher computers and monitors?:

The website URL where the EPEAT policy, directive, or guidelines are posted :
A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed :

All appliances/equipment purchased by the UAF are strongly encouraged to be and EPEAT and ENERGY STAR* rated, if such approval exists for the type of appliance/equipment being purchased. Many of the computers purchased through the GSA Dell Premier website and the Apple Store for Higher Education already meet this standard. As UAF submits RFPs for new equipment and update configurations for standard computer equipment, purchasing is encouraged to incorporate energy efficiency criteria into the selection process.

Does the institution wish to pursue points for Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on EPEAT computers)?:

Expenditures on EPEAT Gold desktop and laptop computers and monitors :
79,358.94 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on EPEAT Silver desktop and laptop computers and monitors :
357,694 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on desktop and laptop computers and monitors :
437,512.94 US/Canadian $

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