Purchaser Profile

Loyola University Chicago
Higher Education
2017 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 3 Stars

2016 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 3 Stars

2015 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 1 Star

Aaron Durnbaugh

Loyola University Chicago purchases EPEAT-registered computers, displays, imaging equipment, and televisions.

$1,226,974 (2015)

In Purchasing:


Buyers and users should utilize suppliers and service providers that make use of, to practicable extent, materials and services that support the University’s sustainability mission. This should include efforts to conserve energy and water resources, support efficient delivery and supplier programs and reduce waste through reducing, reusing and recycling. The Purchasing Department leverages current supplier relationships to raise awareness of the need to reduce our environmental impact and maximize resource efficiency.
In Personal Technology:


Whenever possible, Loyola purchases only Energy Star certified equipment and makes every attempt to choose EPEAT silver or gold-certified desktops, laptops, printers and monitors. We encourage all Loyola students, staff and faculty to consider sustainable information technology equipment.
Additionally RFPs include specific language depending on the vendor, good or service being requested.

Over their lifetime, compared to products that do not meet EPEAT criteria, the 2,679 EPEAT registered electronics purchased by Loyola University Chicago in 2016 will result in environmental impact reductions including:

  • Reduce use of primary materials by 534.5 metric tons, equivalent to the weight of 15 tractor-trailer 18-wheelers
  • Avoid the disposal of 3.1 metric tons of hazardous waste, equal to the weight of 25 refrigerators
  • Eliminate the equivalent of 10 U.S. households’ solid waste for a year—18.5 metric tons
  • Avoidance of 2.4 metric tons of water pollutant emissions

Energy-Related Savings
EPEAT’s requirement that registered products meet, and often exceed, the latest ENERGY STAR specifications means these products will consume less energy throughout their useful life, resulting in:

  • Savings of 1.5 million kWh of electricity—enough to power 119 U.S. homes for a year
  • Reduction of 257.7 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions— equivalent to taking 185 average U.S. passenger cars off the road for a year
  • $156,629 in lifetime cost savings

*EPEAT Purchasing Tier indicates how many EPEAT categories are specified in the organization’s purchasing agreements