EPEAT Purchasers

Easily Identify and Purchase Greener Electronics

EPEAT helps purchasers of all sizes reduce the overall environmental impact of their electronics purchases. The system was designed with purchaser involvement and supports the ”green” procurement efforts of businesses, institutions and consumers alike. Using the free EPEAT system, purchasers in more than 40 countries have access to easy-to-use search tools, intuitive product comparison features, plug-and-play model purchasing language and more. Buying energy efficient EPEAT products can help reduce energy costs, and recycling-related requirements can ease end of life disposition. In addition, EPEAT can help qualify your organization for recognition by other environmental ratings and certification programs.

There are literally thousands of EPEAT Purchasers around the world driving environmental improvement in electronics design and delivery by specifying EPEAT as a purchasing requirement. If you would like to join the EPEAT Purchasing program and be recognized here and in other marketing initiatives, please contact us.

Purchaser Types

Governments

The U.S. federal government, seven other national governments and hundreds of regional and local procurement agencies around the world use EPEAT to compare electronics and make informed purchasing decisions. EPEAT’s searchable database makes it easy for IT and procurement staff to develop purchasing specifications consistent with environmental policy. Click the following links to learn more about EPEAT's relevance for:

By specifying EPEAT, government agencies can choose from thousands of products from more than 50 manufacturers that help meet their sustainability and budgetary goals while reducing the negative impacts of their electronics purchases. EPEAT purchasing is also recognized by the (U.S.) State Electronics Challenge and can be used for credits in the LEED Existing Building system.

EPEAT is open to manufacturers of all sizes and nationalities, so establishing an EPEAT specification need not disadvantage local suppliers. The tiered rating system provides incentive for ongoing environmental performance improvement while allowing for ease of entry. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency supported development of EPEAT and has recommended purchasers’ use of the system for many years. Since 2007, U.S. Federal agency purchasers have been directed to meet an annual commitment of 95% or higher EPEAT purchasing in all covered product categories, first by Presidential Executive Order and then by regulatory requirement.

Government Purchasers

Healthcare

EPEAT is recognized by key healthcare environmental programs like the Healthier Hospitals Initiative and Practice Green Health. Show progress toward your sustainability goals and build your system’s environmental reputation by using EPEAT to reduce the negative impacts of your electronics purchasing. A lifecycle environmental benefits calculator developed with support from the U.S. EPA helps quantify the positive impact of your purchasing for sustainability reporting.

Learn more about EPEAT's relevance to healthcare organizations.

Hospitals, health systems, GPOs, corporations, educational institutions and governments around the world are already using EPEAT to compare greener electronics head to head and make informed purchasing decisions. EPEAT’s searchable database includes thousands of qualified computers, monitors, printers, copiers and televisions from more than 50 manufacturers, more than any other environmental rating system. EPEAT-registered products adhere to the latest ENERGY STAR® specifications and are designed, manufactured and supported to reduce toxic content and solid waste, decrease emissions and increase recyclability.

Coverage for televisions, in particular, offers a transformative opportunity for hospitals, some of the largest institutional purchasers of TVs.

Talk to your GPO or IT purchasing staff about using EPEAT to identify greener product choices to meet your needs.

Healthcare Purchasers

Education

Build your school’s environmental reputation and make progress toward your sustainability goals by using EPEAT to reduce the negative impacts of your electronics purchasing. EPEAT is recognized by key environmental programs in education like the Sustainable Schools Collaborative, and it’s one of the criteria for the U.S. Department of Education’s prestigious Green Ribbon Schools designation. , EPEAT has also long been a purchasing criterion for Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS). STARS offers a framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance, while EPEAT provides a credible way to identify electronics with reduced environmental impact.

The searchable EPEAT registry contains thousands of qualified computers, monitors, printers, copiers and televisions from nearly 50 manufacturers, more than any other environmental rating system. Institutions and governments worldwide already use EPEAT to compare electronics and make informed purchasing decisions. Click the links below to learn more about EPEAT's relevance and ease of deployment to:

A commitment to EPEAT purchasing can also help your school or district gain recognition in the State Electronics Challenge. A lifecycle environmental benefits calculator developed with support from the U.S. EPA helps to quantify the positive impact of your purchasing for sustainability reporting.

Talk to your IT department about using EPEAT’s information resources to identify greener product choices to meet your needs.

Education Purchasers

Enterprise

Use EPEAT® to select environmentally preferable products and to make quantifiable progress toward your sustainability goals worldwide. EPEAT’s searchable database makes it easy to compare thousands of electronics from more than 50 manufacturers. With coverage in more than 40 countries, EPEAT also helps global enterprise purchasers use a uniform purchasing specification for dozens of geographies. Join the hundreds of multinational, regional and local enterprises that already use EPEAT to compare greener electronics and make informed purchasing decisions.

When you use EPEAT to identify greener electronics, your organization will be positioned as an environmental leader in media outreach and case studies, and have the right to use the EPEAT logo in your own marketing vehicles.. You will also become eligible for EPEAT recognition and gain access to training tools to support your expertise as a green electronics purchaser. Enterprises may also be invited to participate in presentations showcasing how EPEAT has helped their organizations reduce their environmental impact while saving money.

Becoming an enterprise purchaser is easy. Simply pledge to purchase EPEAT-registered electronics, provide excerpts of your EPEAT purchasing policy or RFP language, and agree to be listed on the EPEAT website. You must also commit to reporting the number of EPEAT-registered electronics you purchased during each calendar year, if you wish to be recognized for an award. If desired, EPEAT staff can help you convert that purchase data into quantifiable environmental benefits based on your enterprise’s specific purchase of EPEAT-registered electronics.

Enterprise Purchasers

Hospitality

Leading hotel chains, enterprises, educational institutions and governments worldwide are already using EPEAT to compare greener electronics and make informed purchasing decisions. EPEAT’s searchable database includes thousands of qualified computers, monitors, printers, copiers and televisions from more than 50 manufacturers, more than any other environmental rating system. Coverage for televisions, in particular, offers a unique opportunity for hotels, some of the largest institutional purchasers of TVs.

Learn how valuable it can be to implement EPEAT in a hospitality chain.

This combination of product quantity and stringent environmental criteria helps make EPEAT the leading resource for finding technology designed to minimize impact on the planet. EPEAT-registered products adhere to the latest ENERGY STAR® specifications and are designed, manufactured and supported to reduce toxic content and solid waste, decreases emissions and increase recyclability. An environmental benefits calculator developed with support from the U.S. EPA helps quantify the positive impact of your purchasing decision and support sustainability reporting.

Hospitality Purchasers

Consumer

Choose electronics that reflect your passion for protecting the environment. EPEAT-registered products are manufactured with less toxic content compared to devices that don’t meet EPEAT criteria, and they’re designed to be easily recycled. Also, because EPEAT-registered products meet the latest ENERGY STAR® specifications, they can help you lower your energy use and potentially your energy bill. Search the EPEAT® registry to find greener electronics that help lower the environmental impact of your household or small business, and buy them through Amazon.com, Buy.com, Best Buy, Staples.com and TechDepot, among others.

Every time someone buys a product that’s registered in EPEAT, they help give manufacturers an incentive to produce electronics that meet more environmental criteria than non-registered devices and are therefore less harmful to the environment. Let retailers who provide EPEAT ratings know you use the information to select products that are consistent with your values, and encourage other retailers to start providing EPEAT ratings.

NOTE: Some EPEAT criteria don’t apply to the use of products by individual consumers and may not apply to all configurations of a given product. When considering a purchase from the registry, ask a salesperson if the product and specific configuration you’re seeking meets the criteria specified in the EPEAT rating identified for it.