|Responsible office||Logistical Services|
|Enforcement official||Wendy Vander Meulen|
|Classification||Board of Trustees-delegated Policy|
|Category||06. Business, Finance, and Auxiliary Operations|
Statement of policy
All appliances and electronics purchased with University funds must been Energy Star requirements.
Western Michigan University has been an Energy Star partner since October of 2000, and instituted the Energy Star purchasing policy in June of 2005. The policy is non-expiring,and will be updated from time to time to include changes in Energy Star.
This policy requires all purchases of appliances and electronics to meet Energy Star requirements when purchased with University funds, which includes purchase orders,procurement cards, and by outside contractors.
If there is an item that must be purchased that does not carry the Energy Star label,proper justification must be made as to why it is necessary, and that there is not an adequate alternative that meets Energy Star guidelines. The parties responsible for enforcing this policy are the Associate Vice President of Facilities Management, and the Director of Logistical Services.
The following is a list of items that are covered by this policy,however this is not an exhaustive list, and should only serve as reference. For the full list of items covered by Energy Star please visit www.energystar.gov.:
- Clothes Washers
- Refrigerators and Freezers
- Computers and Printers
- Hot Water Heaters
- Air Conditioners
Peter Strazdas, Associate Vice President of Facilities Management
Donald Penskar, Director of Logistical Services
|Effective date of current version||June 22, 2012|
|Date first adopted||January 1, 2005|
|Proposed date of next review||December 1, 2019|
|Certified by|| |
|At the direction of|| |
Wendy Vander Meulen