|Submission Date||July 17, 2015|
Director of Purchasing and Strategic Sourcing
The Sustainable Procurement Guide outlines what to look for and what to avoid when purchasing electronics.
What to Look For:
-Minimized use of harmful chemicals
-Safe working conditions in all steps of the harvesting and manufacturing processes
-Built-in power saving settings
-Minimal packaging, ideally made of recyclable or biodegradable materials
-Bulk packaging if ordering multiple items
What to Avoid:
-Use of only virgin materials
-Unnecessary packaging made of non-recyclable materials
-Items packed individually
Certifications and Labels:
2. Energy Star
3. EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool)
4. GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certification Program
The University of Kansas has an annual renewable agreement with Dell for desktop and laptop computers. Specifications within the agreement require standard configurations for both to be EPEAT Gold registered.
|Expenditure Per Level|
|EPEAT Bronze||9,819.19 US/Canadian $|
|EPEAT Silver||59,749.57 US/Canadian $|
|EPEAT Gold||1,900,390.25 US/Canadian $|
This data includes purchases from Dell and Staples through mandatory contracts. Additional purchases are made from Apple and other vendors, but that data was not available at the time of this submission.
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