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 […]

EPEAT Qualification of Standards – Evaluation for Servers

The Green Electronics Council (GEC) assists standards development organizations (SDOs) in their development of IT sustainability standards that may be used in EPEAT.  For GEC to consider the use of a standard in EPEAT, the standard is evaluated to ensure it was developed through a voluntary consensus process and that the standard represents environmental leadership. […]

Green Electronics Council Announces EPEAT Guidance for Sustainability Reporting to GRI Standards

The GEC and GRI collaboration results in guidance on using purchases of EPEAT IT products in GRI reporting. PORTLAND, OR – September 13, 2017 – The Green Electronics Council (GEC), in collaboration with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), released guidance today which details how purchases of EPEAT registered IT products can be included as part […]

Green Electronics Council Launches EPEAT Registry Mobile Phone Category

Mobile Phones from leading global brands are now available in the EPEAT online product Registry with additional devices being added later in the year. PORTLAND, OR – July 31, 2017 – EPEAT, the leading global ecolabel for the IT sector, now covers mobile phones. Along with desktops, laptops, imaging equipment and televisions, EPEAT now provides […]

EPEAT Clarification 37 Open for Additional Public Comment

12/21/2016 UPDATE: The second public comment period for Clarification 37 has now closed. Following extensive comments received during an initial 30-day comment period, the Green Electronics Council has opened a second 30-day comment period for EPEAT Clarification 37. The previous comments have now been incorporated into the Clarification, which is being opened for another 30-day public […]

Clarification #40 Open for Public Comment

EPEAT Clarification #40: EPEAT Participating Manufacturers have requested an acceptable approach for using analytical test data that can be used to demonstrate conformance to 1680.1: Criterion 4.1.6.2. Comments will be accepted from all interested stakeholders until Nov. 17, 2016. At the end of the comment period, EPEAT will review the comments and communicate the effective date, […]

Revision for Clarification #28 Open for Public Comment

EPEAT Clarification #28, first published in December 2013, attempted to clarify whether analytical testing for REACH SVHCs was required to demonstrate conformance to REACH criterion 4.1.4.1 (IE) and criterion 4.1.5.1 (TV). This Clarification has now been significantly edited to add similar requirements for additional criteria. The revised Clarification #28 is now open for public comment […]

Clarification #39 Open for Public Comment

Participating EPEAT Manufacturers have requested clarity on what evidence is needed for PC/Display criterion 4.8.2.2 verification requirement b), which reads, “Demonstration that material is normally recyclable or, if not, that there exists a market/use.” In particular, numerous questions have arisen regarding how to prove there exists a market/use for packaging materials that are not considered […]

Verification Round Plan for PC-2016-03

The Green Electronics Council is launching Verification Round PC-2016-03 on Aug. 22. In this Verification Round, there will be Level 1 investigations and Level 2/3 investigations for a total of 23 investigations.  The Verification Plan for PC-2016-03 can be found here. Nine Level 1 investigations will be performed to verify criterion 4.4.2.2 on tablets/slates only. In Level […]