The EPEAT Advisory Council is a non-fiduciary body formed to provide input and advice to EPEAT management and the Green Electronics Council Board of Directors. The Green Electronics Council manages the EPEAT system. The EPEAT Advisory Council draws volunteers from all of EPEAT’s stakeholder groups, including representatives of manufacturing, purchasing, environmental advocacy, recycling, government, research, retail and reseller interests. Members are nominated for three-year terms by peers from their respective stakeholder groups, their nominations are approved by the full Advisory Council, and they are appointed by the Green Electronics Council Board. Each Advisor’s term expires in December of the year indicated in parentheses below.
The Advisory Council, whose members are shown below, meets twice annually in person and at least twice annually via teleconference. Subgroups of the Council also meet to discuss and develop proposals on specific issues as needed. The Council operates and makes decisions primarily through a consensus-based process. Nonmembers are welcome to attend meetings by invitation. Please contact EPEAT to make arrangements to attend a meeting.
Advisory Council Documents
Cate Berard (2016)
Environmental Protection Specialist
U.S. Department of Energy
Aaron Blum (2015)
Chief Compliance Officer
Electronic Recyclers International, Inc.
Thad Carlson (2014)
Sr. Manager, Environmental Sustainability
Best Buy Co., Inc
Jennifer Cooper (2015)
Director Sustainability N.A., Manager Global Product Sustainability
DEKRA Consulting GmbH
Dr. Luisa Amelia Dempere (2014)
Director, Major Analytical Instrumentation Center (MAIC)
Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment
Holly Elwood (2014)
Program Manager, Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Chris Geiger (2015)
Green Purchasing Program Manager
San Francisco Department of the Environment
Rob Guzzo (2015)
Manager, Environmental Technologies
Mario Rufino (2014)
Manager, Environmental Management and Product Safety
Canon U.S. A., Inc.
Jake Swenson (2014)
Director Sustainable Products and Services