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.