ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping to save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices. Items that have this designation mean they meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the EPA and U.S. Department of Energy.
South Dakota Codified Law SDCL 5-18A-38 requires the purchase of environmentally preferred products. The Office of Procurement Management implemented policy #ES-08-01.
In an effort to enforce these policies and to promote sustainability and energy conservation, SDSU is requiring that all on-campus equipment and appliance purchases have the ENERGY STAR® designation. Most appliances available today are available with this label, including refrigerators, washers, dryers and computers (list is not all inclusive). SDSU and the State’s purchasing departments will enforce these requirements with all qualifying appliances.
The Associate Vice President of Facilities and Services or their designee will determine if an exception is approved.