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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 81.30
Liaison Sarah Munro
Submission Date June 30, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of Connecticut
OP-12: Electronics Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.44 / 1.00 Sarah Munro
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Environmental Policy
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Total expenditures on desktop and laptop computers, displays, thin clients, tablets/slates, televisions, and imaging equipment:
12,587,083.89 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on EPEAT registered desktop and laptop computers, displays, thin clients, tablets/slates, televisions, and imaging equipment::
Expenditure Per Level
EPEAT Gold 5,050,509.38 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Silver 740,438.51 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Bronze 6,178.01 US/Canadian $

Percentage of expenditures on electronic products that are EPEAT Gold registered:
40.12

Do the figures reported above include leased equipment?:
No

A brief description of the time period from which the figures reported above are drawn (i.e. one-year time period or representative sample):

2016 - one year period.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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87% of electronics purchased are Energy Star products.

Information regarding the University’s electronics purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines can be found on the University of Connecticut Procurement Services Purchasing Department Resources website.

http://purchasing.uconn.edu/resources/.

The University, in conjunction with OfficeMax, has recently implemented a Sustainable Toner Program. The program schedules pick-ups of empty toner cartridges through Central Stores and offers a more environmentally friendly toner option that consumes fewer materials, natural resources, energy, and its impact on the environment.

http://media.procurement.uconn.edu/ucount/images_announcements/Sustainable%20Toner%20Program.pdf

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.