Sustainable Clark

Clark University Purchasing Policy—ENERGY STAR Policy

It is Clark University's Purchasing Policy to acquire only those products that have met the ENERGY STAR specifications for energy efficiency and have earned the ENERGY STAR rating when such rating is available for both single and or mass purchasing of goods.

When an ENERGY STAR rating is available for a product category, then pProducts in this category without an ENERGY STAR rating can not be acquired for University use either by gift or purchase.

Requests for exceptions to this policy, due to concerns for cost inefficiency, inappropriateness of intended use, safety or other comparable energy efficiency ratings, can be submitted with justifications to the Business Manager.

In keeping with the Clark University Environmental Sustainability efforts, it is the responsibility of all departments to follow this policy and look for the ENERGY STAR rating for all products purchased directly or through sub-contractors.

The following departments can be used to provide assistance in selecting the following items:

Item Department
Computers ITS Help Desk
Peripherals ITS Help Desk
Printers ITS Help Desk
Copy Machines Business Manager or ITS Help Desk
Audio Visual Equipment Media Services
Projectors Media Services
Appliances Physical Plant Department

The following websites can be use for further information concerning ENERGY STAR Products and Ratings

http://energystar.gov/

http://www.energystar.gov/?c=bulk_purchasing.bus_purchasing