Current Sustainable Practices
- Purchase Energy Star compliant hardware for maximum energy efficiency.
- Purchase computer desktops, laptops and monitors with a gold or silver Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) rating.
- Purchase products from vendors that promote sustainability, like Dell and Apple.
- Purchase Flambeau Rivers 100% recycled paper.
- Purchase plant-based, Environment First Printing Bio-Toner cartridges for lab printers, saving 3 liters of oil per cartridge.
Out-of-date technology is recycled or donated
ITS has donated used computers to non-profit organizations and schools. Any electronics that are not reusable are recycled responsibly, including the packaging.
Server virtualization is used to minimize the number of physical computers in the data center.
PaperCut print release stations
PaperCut print release stations are installed in the computer labs at Dewitt Wallace Library and the Digital Resource Center to reduce paper waste by eliminating accidental printing.