On March 19, the Obama Administration published Executive Order 13693 addressing federal sustainability efforts. The new Executive Order reinforces the need to accomplish environmentally sound purchasing, but several elements threaten to weaken that very mission. Stakeholders in the sustainable electronics community have consequently expressed concern and confusion. The new Executive Order deletes references to EPEAT, […]
Friday, March 27, 2015; 10:00 – 11:00 PDT Join EPEAT’s Andrea Desimone for a tour of the EPEAT Registry. This presentation will include a brief overview of the EPEAT Registry, resources for purchasers, and the EPEAT Purchaser Awards application. This will be followed by a live walk-through of the search capabilities of the Registry, including […]
In response to questions from a number of participating manufacturers about recycling requirements across geographies and product categories, GEC staff have developed a brief document discussing the EPEAT system’s End of Life environmental performance requirements. The document briefly covers the currently approved standards for use with IE and TV registrations, and may clarify what steps […]
Recognizing Excellence in Green Procurement of Electronics. Applications accepted through April 6, 2015. Does your organization use EPEAT to source environmentally preferable electronics? If so, consider applying for the first annual EPEAT Purchaser Awards, which recognize the efforts of those driving environmental improvements through environmentally preferable electronics purchasing. Applications are being accepted through April 6 for […]
Thank you for applying for the EPEAT Purchaser Awards. We will announce Award winners in late May 2015. Please contact Andrea Desimone with any questions or application updates.
The Outcomes Report for Personal Computers and Displays Verification Round PC-2014-04 is now available, and can be found here. This Round focused on packaging take-back and reuse, and examined two optional criteria– 22.214.171.124 (Provision of take-back program for packaging) and 126.96.36.199 (Documentation of reusable packaging). Download Outcomes Report PC-2014-04