Achieving Sustainability Goals with EPEAT and ICLEI USA’s ClearPath in Durango, CO: Case Study

The City of Durango, CO, has long been committed to improving the quality of life of its residents and maintaining the unique character of its community now and for future generations. Before 2008, however, the city didn’t have the tools required to monitor and track environmental performance. That year, for the first time, Durango used […]

New York State

Users of New York State’s Office of General Services centralized contracts purchase upwards of 200,000 computers and displays each year. These electronics are essential in providing services to the state’s 19.8 million residents. However, for all the efficiencies and benefits created through IT, these electronics also carry significant impact on human and environmental health globally. Since 2008, New […]

Bowdoin College

Bowdoin College is a 2015 EPEAT Purchaser Award Winner Over their lifetime, the EPEAT registered electronics purchased by Bowdoin College in 2014 will result in environmental impact reductions including: 30,213 kWh of Electricity, enough to power 2.5 U.S. households for a year 190 kg of hazardous waste, equivalent to the weight of 2 refrigerators 5,155 […]

Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Chicago is a 2015 EPEAT Purchaser Award Winner Over their lifetime, the EPEAT registered electronics purchased by Loyola University Chicago in 2013 will result in environmental impact reductions including: 20,786 kWh of Electricity, enough to power 2 U.S. households for a year 325 kg of hazardous waste, equivalent to the weight of 3 […]

Kaiser Permanente

You’ll be amazed at the environmental impact to be had after 10 years of purchasing more sustainable electronics. Kaiser Permanente is currently purchasing 100% EPEAT-registered computers, displays, and imaging equipment. Because of this, the organization is saving an average of $1.36 million in energy cost savings annually and reducing enough greenhouse gas emissions equal to keeping 43,768 […]

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has been in the forefront of environmentally preferable purchasing (EPP) for years, and participated in the development of the EPEAT standard. It came as no surprise when they became the first state to reference EPEAT in a computer hardware contract, even before the standard was officially adopted. EPEAT Simplifies EPP Procurement […]

City of San Jose

San Jose is a trendsetter in many ways, and computer purchasing is no exception. The City of San Jose has worked to green its procurement for nearly two decades, adopting a Source Reduction and Recycling Procurement Policy in 1991 and an Environmentally Preferable Procurement Policy in 2001. A cross-agency Implementation Team continually looks for new […]

State of California

California was one of the earliest – and largest – states to adopt EPEAT, thanks to the leadership of the California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB) and the Procurement Division of the California Department of General Services (DGS). State Guidelines Pave the Way California’s e-waste legislation – SB20 – required the state to develop purchasing […]

McKesson, Inc.

McKesson Corporation is a Fortune 500 health services company based in San Francisco with more than 32,000 employees across the country and the world. They value and promote energy efficiency and recycling programs across the enterprise. The IT department contributed greatly to these efforts by requiring computer equipment with the most efficient power supplies on […]

Pennsylvania State University

In 2008, The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) incorporated EPEAT into its bulk buy process, yielding substantial environmental benefits. The University’s online catalogue made it easy for faculty and staff to select EPEAT-qualified products with prominent labels of each product’s EPEAT status. The Bulk Buy Process and EPEAT At Penn State, a university system comprised […]

Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company has more than 100,000 personal computers (PCs) in use every day across our global operations. PCs are typically replaced on a rolling basis, to keep pace with technology advancements. In 2010, the IT “PC renewal” planning team was in the initial stage of creating a Request for Quote (RFQ) for the next […]