Entries by andrea desimone

Kaiser Permanente

You’ll be amazed at the environmental impact to be had after 10 years of purchasing more sustainable electronics. Kaiser Permanente is currently purchasing 100% EPEAT-registered computers, displays, and imaging equipment. Because of this, the organization is saving an average of $1.36 million in energy cost savings annually and reducing enough greenhouse gas emissions equal to keeping 43,768 […]

Definition of Sleep Mode as it Pertains to ENERGY STAR Requirements for Televisions

EPEAT Clarification #35: Definition of Sleep Mode as it pertains to ENERGY STAR requirements for Televisions is now open for public comment. Comments will be accepted from all interested stakeholders until March 15, 2016.  At the end of the comment period, EPEAT will determine and communicate the effective date.   The current draft of Clarification #35 […]

Webinar: Using the EPEAT Registry to Purchase Environmentally Preferable Electronics

Thursday, Febraury 25, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT Join EPEAT’s Jonas Allen and Andrea Desimone for this overview of the EPEAT system and live walk-through of the EPEAT Registry. Learn how to use EPEAT to purchase more sustainable computers, displays, printers, copiers, televisions, and more. The webinar will cover: How the EPEAT system works […]

EPEAT in the News: Reducing E-Waste Through Purchasing Decisions

January 25, 2016 from Environmental Leader Reducing e-waste not only conserves resources and keeps toxins out of the environment, it also saves money in waste management costs — and can help firms avoid costly compliance fees as a result of illegally storing or disposing of e-waste. Machine Design offers five strategies to reduce e-waste. These include upgrading hardware or software instead of […]

We are Now Accepting Applications for the 2016 EPEAT Purchaser Awards

If you are using EPEAT to purchase electronics, you could be eligible for an EPEAT Purchaser Award. We are recognizing the efforts of those driving environmental improvements through environmentally preferable electronics purchasing, with the 2016 EPEAT Purchaser Awards. The combined efforts of the last year’s EPEAT Purchaser Award winners resulted in reductions of more than 350,000 kg of hazardous waste, the elimination of enough […]

Thank you!

Thank you for applying for the EPEAT Purchaser Awards. All winners will be notified in early May, 2016. Winners will be announced at our EPEAT Purchaser Awards Ceremony on May 23rd in Washington, D.C. We hope you can join us. Please contact Andrea Desimone with any questions or application updates.

Outcomes Report for Personal Computers and Displays Verification Round PC-2015-02 is Now Available

The Outcomes Report for Personal Computers and Displays Verification Round PC-2015-02 is now available. This Round focused on one criterion ( for which higher rates of higher non-conformance occurred in previous Verification Rounds. The Round also targeted specific criteria (, and for which, in a previous investigation, corrective actions did not fully address […]