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State Electronics Challenge (Challenge)

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  1. State Electronics Challenge (Challenge) NYSDEC’s Experience Presented by: Dylan T. Keenan, P.E. OGS 10th Annual State Purchasing Forum May 20 & 21, 2009

  2. Presentation Topics • Overview of the Challenge • Program requirements of the Challenge • NYSDEC’s achievements

  3. What is the Challenge? • Voluntary program open to state, regional, and local government agencies • Sponsored by Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) • Non-profit dedicated to sustainability through waste management and environmentally preferable purchases • Funding through EPA grant • Pilot program • Includes 10 northeast states (CT, DE, ME, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT)

  4. What are the goals of the Challenge? • Recruit “Partners” • Purchase environmentally preferable computer products • Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) [www.epeat.net/] • Use power management features • Energy Star [www.energystar.gov/] • Extend the lifespan of computers • Selective upgrades and donations • Recycle computers in environmentally sound manner

  5. What type of electronic equipment is targeted? • Computer equipment • Desktop computers and monitors, and laptop computers • Initial target • Ubiquitous in public agencies • National environmental performance standards for purchasing (EPEAT)

  6. What are the Program Requirements? • Baseline & Annual Reporting Form • Complete within four weeks of joining • Annually thereafter • Program Requirement Checklist • Completed January 31 following year • Acquisition & Procurement • Operation & Maintenance • End-of-life Management

  7. NYSDEC’s experience with the Challenge • Partner in March 2008 • Motivation • “Lead by example” agency for the State • Share learning experience with other agencies • Assist other agencies • Encourage other agencies to join

  8. NYSDEC’s Breakdown of Responsibilities • Acquisition & Procurement • NYSDEC Division of Information Services (DIS), Bureau of User Support • NYSOGS Procurement Services Group • Operation & Maintenance • NYSDEC DIS, Bureau of User Support • End-of-life Management • NYSDEC DIS, Bureau of User Support • NYSDEC Division of Operations (DOP), Bureau of Office Services

  9. Acquisition & Procurement Mandatory Activities

  10. Operation & Maintenance Mandatory Activities

  11. End-of-life Management Mandatory Activities

  12. Achievements • Process provided valuable insight • current practices • areas to focus on to meet additional Challenge goals • Achieved bronze status • Met all Acquisition & Procurement Mandatory Activities • Executive Order 4 • www.ogs.state.ny.us/ExecutiveOrder4.html

  13. Achievements (cont) • Measurable environmental benefits, reduction in: • Energy usage by 0.9 million KWh • Electricity to annually power 77 households • Greenhouse gas emissions by 148 MTCE • Removing 99 passenger cars from the roadway • Municipal solid waste by 13.5 metric tons • Amount of waste generated by 7 households • Toxic materials, including lead and mercury, by 165 pounds (Above calculated using Environmental Benefits Calculator, Version 2.0) • Nominated for USEPA Region 2 Environmental Quality Award by NERC

  14. Areas to focus on: • Operation & Maintenance • End-of-life Management • Department wide guidance • Encourage other Agencies to become Partners • Process is straight forward and assistance is available • Register online

  15. Additional Information • Link • www.stateelectronicschallenge.net • www.ogs.state.ny.us/EO4/pdf/Finals/Computers.pdf • Contact information • Dylan T. Keenan, P.E. • dtkeenan@gw.dec.state.ny.us • (518) 402-8633

  16. Questions?