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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 66.07
Liaison Colleen McCormick
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2016
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STARS v2.0

University of California, Merced
OP-12: Electronics Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.67 / 1.00 Karen Meade
Director of Procurement Services
Procurement Services
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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 :

EPEAT - The Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool is a
method for consumers to evaluate the effect of a product on the
environment. It ranks products as gold, silver or bronze based on a set
of environmental performance criteria. It is managed by the Green
Electronics Council. Please see attached UC Sustainable Practices Policy.

Please also see Sustainable purchasing policy addressed in BFB BUS-43 at: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/3220485/BFB-BUS-43


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

The University Strategic Sourcing contracts for computer products require manufacturers/suppliers to provide sustainable products and services that are in accordance with and/or exceed the university policy requirements.

UC Sustainable Practices Policy: All desktop computers, laptops, and computer monitors purchased by the University are required to have achieved a minimum Bronze-level registration or higher under the Electronic Products Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT), where applicable.


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 33,192 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Gold 1,107,985 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on desktop and laptop computers, displays, thin clients, televisions, and imaging equipment:
1,996,096 US/Canadian $

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

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.