Outcomes Report for Personal Computers and Displays Verification Round PC-2015-03 is Now Available

The Outcomes Report for Personal Computers and Displays Verification Round PC-2015-03 is now available, and can be found here. This Round focused on Level 2 and Level 3 investigations and involved laboratory evaluation of tablets/slates registered in the United States. Sixty-one investigations were completed for the following criteria: Optional – Large parts free of […]

Green Electronics Council Names Nancy Gillis as CEO

Green Electronics Council (GEC), the nonprofit that manages the EPEAT green-rating system for electronics, has named Nancy Gillis as its Chief Executive Officer. Gillis, a former senior executive with Ernst & Young (EY) and the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), will begin her tenure at GEC on March 1, 2016. “As GEC nears its tenth anniversary, we’re thrilled […]

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 […]

EPEAT in the News: How the Electronics Industry Can Profit by Exploring Deeper Shade of Global Green

October 9, 2015, from Waste360.com Each year, the computer and electronic manufacturing industry rings up close to $3 trillion in revenue. But at what cost to the environment? The Portland, Ore.-based Green Electronics Council (GEC) engaged its stakeholders in a conversation centered on that weighty question in late September during the non-profit’s initial Emerging Green […]

Celebrating the First Anniversary of EPEAT Launch in India

Today the Green Electronics Council and the Confederation of Indian Industry’s Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development celebrate the one-year anniversary of their collaborative launch of EPEAT, the definitive global rating system for greener electronics, in India. Nearly 3 million (2,962,734) EPEAT-registered electronic products were purchased from India-based manufacturers between July and January 2014 . These products’ environmentally sensitive design, energy efficient […]

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 […]