Purchaser Profile

Loyola University Chicago
Computers & Displays, Office Printing Equipment, Televisions        
Higher Education

2019 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 3 Stars

2018 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 2 Stars

2017 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 3 Stars

2016 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 3 Stars

2015 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 1 Star

Over their lifetime, compared to products that do not meet EPEAT criteria, the 2,287 EPEAT-registered IT products purchased by Loyola University Chicago in 2018 will result in environmental impact reductions including:

  • Reduce use of primary materials by 329 metric tons, equivalent to the weight of 63 elephants
  • Avoid the disposal of 2.3 metric tons of hazardous waste, equal to the weight of 19 refrigerators
  • Eliminate the equivalent of 5.3 U.S. households’ solid waste for a year—10 metric tons
  • Avoidance of 2 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 1,040 MWh of electricity—enough to power 86 U.S. households for a year
  • Greenhouse gas emissions reduction of 643 metric tons of CO2 equivalents—equal to taking 138 average U.S. passenger cars off the road for a year
  • $107,404 in lifetime cost savings

In Purchasing:

https://www.luc.edu/purchasing/purch_policy.shtml

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.
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In Personal Technology:

https://www.luc.edu/its/resources/technologypurchases/personaltechpurchases/

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.
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Additionally RFPs include specific language depending on the vendor, good or service being requested.

 

 

EPEAT Spend $1,934,070
   

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