Announcing the 2015 EPEAT Purchaser Award Winners

The Green Electronics Council today announced the winners of its inaugural EPEAT Purchaser Awards, a program recognizing excellence in the green procurement of electronics. The combined efforts of the 2015 EPEAT Purchaser Award winners resulted in enough energy savings to power more than 6,500 U.S. households for one year, reduction of more than  350,000 kg […]

EPEAT and Executive Order 13693 Implementing Instructions

The U.S. Federal Government – the world’s largest purchaser of electronics – resolved last week a paradox in its policies towards green electronics procurement. At issue was whether to continue Federal leadership in global green electronics, or to eliminate the use of non-government standards for public procurement. “A race for the bottom,” some said of […]

TÜV Rheinland Launches Suite of EPEAT Registration and Verification Services

TÜV Rheinland, a leading global provider of testing, inspection and certification services, today announced that it will provide a full suite of services for the EPEAT rating system. Through an agreement with the Green Electronics Council, TÜV Rheinland can now offer product registration entity (PRE) services to manufacturers that wish to register their products in EPEAT. […]

Verification Round Plan PC-2015-02 to be launched in early June 2015 – training available

The Plan for Verification Round PC-2015-02 is now available and can be found here. This Round will focus on one criterion (4.1.4.1) for which higher rates of higher non-conformance have occurred in previous Verification Rounds. This Round will also target specific criteria (4.3.2.2, 4.4.1.1 and 4.8.5.1) for which, in a previous investigation, a product was […]

China Quality Certification Centre (CQC) First to Join Expanded EPEAT PRE Network

Following a multi-year pilot program with five global organizations, the Green Electronics Council today expanded the network of EPEAT-approved PREs by qualifying the China Quality Certification Centre (CQC). CQC is the largest professional certification body in China. As a PRE (“Product Registration Entity”), CQC will work with manufacturers to identify whether their products meet the […]