To further the legislative intent of the Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32) and Government Code 11545(b)(3), and the California Information Technology (IT) Strategic Plan, the purpose of this Information Technology Policy Letter (ITPL) is to reduce energy consumption by state agencies thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and to minimize overlap, redundancy and cost in state operations by promoting the efficient and effective use of IT. Specifically, this ITPL:
- Establishes directives for the procurement of new and replacement IT hardware by state agencies and incorporates green technologies into the state's information technology infrastructure by state agencies.
- Establishes target Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) levels for equipment purchases.
- Defines exemptions to this policy and the exemption approval process.