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

Wednesday, Febraury 17, 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 […]

Green Electronics Council Accepting 2016 Catalyst Award Nominations

The Green Electronics Council, which manages the EPEAT system, is now accepting nominations for its 2016 Catalyst Awards, a global celebration of innovative solutions and tangible environmental accomplishments throughout the lifecycle of electronic technologies. The 2016 Catalyst Awards will recognize innovations in resource reduction. Organizations and individuals may now submit their nomination online. The 2016 Catalyst […]

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 […]

EPEAT in the News: These Companies are Figuring Out How to Take Toxics Out of Electronics

January 14, 2016 from ensia.com Around the world, electronics companies are working to reduce their use of chemicals that are known to be hazardous to human health, the environment or both. … From cellphones to computers to televisions, electronics are manufactured with a long list of substances that are known to be toxic, including metals […]

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 […]