GreenBiz: EPEAT’s Annual Report Charts Big Energy, Materials Savings
“ What a difference five years can make: 78.6 million kilowatt-hours of electricity use, for example — the amount consumed by nearly 6.6 million U.S. households in a year.
That is the top-line savings from the first five years of sales of EPEAT-certified electronics, according to the EPEAT annual report, published this morning by the Green Electronics Council.
Since its launch in June 2006, EPEAT has rapidly expanded in every category. At first, just three manufacturers had 60 products in the registry; as of 2010 there are 54 manufacturers who have earned the certification for more than 3,000 unique products. And EPEAT has expanded around the globe as much as it’s expanded across the industry, now including specific registries for 41 countries.”