The University is committed to a set of environmentally preferable purchasing goals and principles. For example, UC requires ENERGY STAR™ designation in systemwide contracts for all office equipment, including personal computers, copiers, and printers. In addition, every computer and monitor that UC buys must achieve a minimum Bronze rating under the Electronics Products Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT™).
The University is leveraging its purchasing power to drive down the cost of environmentally preferable products. For example, under the UC's latest contract for office paper, the cost of paper with 30% post-consumer waste content is the same as the price of virgin paper.
More information on UC's purchasing programs coming soon.
UC's environmentally preferable purchasing guidelines encourage the use of EPEAT™, ENERGY STAR™, and Green Seal™-certified products