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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 Silver
Overall Score 55.50
Liaison Alistair Hall
Submission Date July 22, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Vassar College
OP-12: Electronics Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.67 / 1.00 John Collier
Director of User Services
Computing and information 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:
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The electronics purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines :

The institution has a preference for purchasing EPEAT registered computers and products for computers, but has not yet considered this for other electronic products.


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

The institution only purchases Apple and Lenovo computers which are EPEAT registered.


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 500,000 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on desktop and laptop computers, displays, thin clients, televisions, and imaging equipment:
900,000 US/Canadian $

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