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. […]

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 […]

Recycled-Resin Manufacturer The Lavergne Group Becomes EPEAT Champion

The LAVERGNE GROUP INC., a leader in the manufacture of engineering resins, composites and alloys used in electronics, automobiles and office furniture, today announced its has committed to the EPEAT Champion program. EPEAT is the definitive global rating system for green electronics.  As an EPEAT Champion, The LAVERGNE GROUP will promote the EPEAT system and […]

Kaiser Permanente Earns Top Marks in 2015 EPEAT Purchaser Awards

The Green Electronics Council today announced during CleanMed that Kaiser Permanente is the first health-care system to win an EPEAT Purchaser Award. The EPEAT Purchaser Awards recognize excellence in the procurement of environmentally preferable electronics. Kaiser Permanente, one of the nation’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans, earned an award for buying laptops, […]

Now Accepting Nominations: Green Electronics Council Catalyst Awards

The Green Electronics Council today began accepting nominations for its 2015 Catalyst Awards, a global celebration of innovative solutions and tangible environmental accomplishments throughout the lifecycle of electronic technologies. Organizations and individuals may now submit their nomination online. The inaugural Catalyst Awards recognize electronics and related infrastructures’ positive impact on the circular economy, where circular […]

Call for Presentations: Green Electronics Council’s Emerging Green Conference

The Green Electronics Council, which operates the EPEAT Registry, today issued a Call for Presentations for the Green Electronics Council’s Emerging Green Conference 2015. From September 22-24 in Portland, Oregon, USA, global technology leaders will convene at Emerging Green to discuss the advances, challenges and role of electronics in the circular economy. Individuals interested in presenting […]

EPEAT 2.0: A Report from the Green Electronics Council about the First Stages

Seven years ago, a diverse group of stakeholders convened to determine a way to use market forces to advance the development of greener electronics. The result of this exercise was the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool, or EPEAT. The EPEAT system was comprised of four core elements: an environmental leadership standard, a mechanism for brands […]

Recycling Today: Desire for Closed Loops Creates Demand

Original article at recyclingtoday.com The collection of obsolete electronics for recycling has grown considerably in the past 15 years, and just as importantly computer product OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) are beginning to specify recycled plastic in an increasing number of new components. According to Bill Long, president of Square Peg Industries LLC, Las Vegas, OEMs […]

Sustainable Purchasing for Schools

The Healthy Schools Network, a not-for-profit group dedicated to being the voice for environmental health in schools and a recognized leader in the healthy schools movement, has released a “Healthy Purchasing for Healthy Schools” Guidance Memo. The memo provides a host of tools and resources for administrators, teachers, and parents concerned with making healthy purchasing decisions that […]

EPEAT® Environmental Rating System Debuts in India

Indian purchasers can now use the procurement tool to select greener electronics from world-leading manufacturers. Delhi – July 23, 2014 – The Confederation of Indian Industry’s Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development (CESD) today celebrated the Indian debut of the EPEAT® environmental-rating system for electronics with an event in Delhi co-hosted with the Green Electronics […]