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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 71.76
Liaison Trina Innes
Submission Date Oct. 10, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

University of Alberta
OP-10: Computer Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Wendy Abel
Director, Procurement & Contract
Supply Management Services
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Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase EPEAT Silver or higher computers and monitors?:
Yes

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 :

The University of Alberta coordinates computer purchasing through preferred suppliers. These suppliers successfully completed the bidding and request for proposal process which includes agreeing to meet specific criteria needed to do business with UAlberta. Part of the criteria relates to sustainability. All purchases made through the preferred suppliers have to meet third party certification standards related to energy use (i.e., Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool Silver, Environmental Choice Program or Energy Star Version 5).


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

Expenditures on EPEAT Gold desktop and laptop computers and monitors :
1,709,032.49 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on EPEAT Silver desktop and laptop computers and monitors :
107,516.77 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on desktop and laptop computers and monitors :
1,816,549.26 US/Canadian $

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.