Purchaser Profile

Office of Investigative Technology, U.S. DEA

     

U.S. Federal Agency

2017 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 3 Stars

Ghazala Shabnam

The Office of Investigative Technology purchases EPEAT-registered computers, displays, imaging equipment, and televisions.

$4.4 million (2016)

Over their lifetime, compared to products that do not meet EPEAT criteria, the 1,896 EPEAT registered electronics purchased by DEA Office of Investigative Technology in 2016 will result in environmental impact reductions including:

  • Reduce use of primary materials by 191.6 metric tons, equivalent to the weight of 5 tractor-trailer 18-wheelers
  • Avoid the disposal of 1.5 metric tons of hazardous waste, equal to the weight of 12 refrigerators
  • Eliminate the equivalent of 2 U.S. households’ solid waste for a year—4.9 metric tons
  • Avoidance of 786 kg of water pollutant emissions
  • Savings of 535,400 kWh of electricity—enough to power 42 U.S. homes for a year
  • Reduction of 93.8 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions— equivalent to taking 67 average U.S. passenger cars off the road for a year
  • $55,310 in lifetime cost savings

*EPEAT Purchasing Tier indicates how many EPEAT categories are specified in the organization's purchasing agreements