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Procurement of Appliances and Electronics FIN-PUR-19.0

Scope

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Policy Statement

All energy consuming products, appliances and equipment purchased by the University shall be Energy Star qualified whenever possible or practical.

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Reason for Policy

The University is committed to reducing its energy consumption and to containing its costs related to energy consumption.

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Procedures

Purchasing departmental staff will identify products and sources for products covered by this policy. This policy does not impede or impinge the requirements for competitive bidding or solicitation of such products and the appropriate and required documentation for these transactions.

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Definitions

Energy Star is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment though energy efficient products and practices: http://www.energystar.gov and http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=bulk_purchasing.bus_purchasing.

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History

 This policy was established on December 4, 2008.

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