Sustainable Purchasing Policy for Information Technology
- Moving to LCD monitors on all desktop computers and on thin clients across campus.
- All PC’s purchased today are Energy Star compliant.
- All printers and MFP’s purchased or leased today are Energy Star compliant.
- All power strips/surge suppressors purchased today are Energy Star compliant.
- Using thin clients (resulting in reduced power consumption and reduced waste) in labs and in the Library.
- Beginning to move toward VPro automated power management functionality on desktop computers (longer-term objective)
- Beginning to evaluate virtual desktop technology where appropriate (much larger scale implementation of technology similar to thin clients).
- Made, and continue to make, a significant investment in server virtualization technology, which results in appreciable reductions in power consumption and waste.
- Made, and continue to make, significant investment in blade server technology, which results in appreciable reductions in power consumption and waste.
- New server technologies all result in significant reductions in power consumption.
- Investments in storage area network (SAN) technology and increased drive capacities enable more data to be stored for the without increasing power consumption.
- The remote classroom management system shuts down the data projector in all classrooms after 1 hour and 50 minutes of continuous operation. All of the projectors are automatically cycled off if they are on at 9:30pm each evening.
- Most classroom technology equipment is repurposed, sold, or recycled after end of life.
- Most computers and monitors are recycled.
- All scrap metal is recycled.
- All scrap wiring is either reused or recycled.