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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 65.93
Liaison Srinivasan Raghavan
Submission Date Feb. 24, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Missouri
OP-12: Electronics Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Alicia LaVaute
Sr. Recycling & Waste Minimization Specialist
Sustainability Office
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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:
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The electronics purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines :

n/a


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

1). The University has only purchased Dell and HP desktop and laptop equipment rated EPEAT-Silver or Gold.
2). The University has made available to all IT employees on campus the EPA Power Management EZ GPO(http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfmc=power_mgt.pr_power_mgt_ez_gpo) via the Active Directory system which we use to control local workstation/laptop policies on campus. This system allows for a central configuration for power management settings and in turn reduces energy consumption.
3). The University supports approximately 300 thin client computers in various computerized labs across campus. Instead of having a full desktop PC that uses an average of 60 watts, these device use an average of 20 watts. The actual computing power is moved back to the data center running on servers that host 50-60 virtual desktops apiece.


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 0 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Gold 7,778,000 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on desktop and laptop computers, displays, thin clients, televisions, and imaging equipment:
7,778,000 US/Canadian $

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

Information for Part 1 was ascertained from Kevin Bailey, Division of Information Technology.

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