UCSF Sustainability Stories

Deborah Fleischer, Green Impact, December 2012

JACS:  An Easy Way to Green Your Computer Purchase

EPEAT logoUCSF has made it even easier to green your computer purchases with a new program called JACS or Joint Administrative Computing Standards Program.  The program makes it easy to purchase a new Dell or Apple computer and ensures that you are selecting the greenest, most energy efficient models available, as well as benefiting from preferred pricing.

Choosing the right electronics makes a difference.  JACS has selected EPEAT rated computers, a comprehensive environmental rating that helps identify greener computers and other electronic equipment. Buying EPEAT green labels is an easy way to reduce energy use. In addition, all JACS computers are ENERGY STAR, a voluntary labeling program designed to identify and promote energy-efficient products in order to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. 

Ordering a New Apple Computer Just Got Easier

You now have an easy way to find Wi-Fi iPads and JACS Apple bundles through the BearBuy Home Page, including the new Mac Book Pro Retina Display. Under the “Shop Everything” box at the top of the page, simply search and order JACS standard Apple bundles and iPads without visiting Apple’s website. To learn more go here.

Other Resources for Getting Started

Here are some links to get you started!

How to Buy JACS
Bearbuy Updates
Ordering an Apple

Eco-Benefits of EPEAT?

Since a picture is worth a thousand words, this great graphic summarizes the eco-benefits of an EPEAT computer:

EPEAT info