EPEAT in the News: These Companies are Figuring Out How to Take Toxics Out of Electronics

January 14, 2016 from ensia.com Around the world, electronics companies are working to reduce their use of chemicals that are known to be hazardous to human health, the environment or both. … From cellphones to computers to televisions, electronics are manufactured with a long list of substances that are known to be toxic, including metals […]

EPEAT in the News: How the Electronics Industry Can Profit by Exploring Deeper Shade of Global Green

October 9, 2015, from Waste360.com Each year, the computer and electronic manufacturing industry rings up close to $3 trillion in revenue. But at what cost to the environment? The Portland, Ore.-based Green Electronics Council (GEC) engaged its stakeholders in a conversation centered on that weighty question in late September during the non-profit’s initial Emerging Green […]

Celebrating the First Anniversary of EPEAT Launch in India

Today the Green Electronics Council and the Confederation of Indian Industry’s Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development celebrate the one-year anniversary of their collaborative launch of EPEAT, the definitive global rating system for greener electronics, in India. Nearly 3 million (2,962,734) EPEAT-registered electronic products were purchased from India-based manufacturers between July and January 2014 . These products’ environmentally sensitive design, energy efficient […]

Announcing the 2015 EPEAT Purchaser Award Winners

The Green Electronics Council today announced the winners of its inaugural EPEAT Purchaser Awards, a program recognizing excellence in the green procurement of electronics. The combined efforts of the 2015 EPEAT Purchaser Award winners resulted in enough energy savings to power more than 6,500 U.S. households for one year, reduction of more than  350,000 kg […]

TÜV Rheinland Launches Suite of EPEAT Registration and Verification Services

TÜV Rheinland, a leading global provider of testing, inspection and certification services, today announced that it will provide a full suite of services for the EPEAT rating system. Through an agreement with the Green Electronics Council, TÜV Rheinland can now offer product registration entity (PRE) services to manufacturers that wish to register their products in EPEAT. […]

China Quality Certification Centre (CQC) First to Join Expanded EPEAT PRE Network

Following a multi-year pilot program with five global organizations, the Green Electronics Council today expanded the network of EPEAT-approved PREs by qualifying the China Quality Certification Centre (CQC). CQC is the largest professional certification body in China. As a PRE (“Product Registration Entity”), CQC will work with manufacturers to identify whether their products meet the […]

Recycled-Resin Manufacturer The Lavergne Group Becomes EPEAT Champion

The LAVERGNE GROUP INC., a leader in the manufacture of engineering resins, composites and alloys used in electronics, automobiles and office furniture, today announced its has committed to the EPEAT Champion program. EPEAT is the definitive global rating system for green electronics.  As an EPEAT Champion, The LAVERGNE GROUP will promote the EPEAT system and […]

Kaiser Permanente Earns Top Marks in 2015 EPEAT Purchaser Awards

The Green Electronics Council today announced during CleanMed that Kaiser Permanente is the first health-care system to win an EPEAT Purchaser Award. The EPEAT Purchaser Awards recognize excellence in the procurement of environmentally preferable electronics. Kaiser Permanente, one of the nation’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans, earned an award for buying laptops, […]

Now Accepting Nominations: Green Electronics Council Catalyst Awards

The Green Electronics Council today began accepting nominations for its 2015 Catalyst Awards, a global celebration of innovative solutions and tangible environmental accomplishments throughout the lifecycle of electronic technologies. Organizations and individuals may now submit their nomination online. The inaugural Catalyst Awards recognize electronics and related infrastructures’ positive impact on the circular economy, where circular […]

Call for Presentations: Green Electronics Council’s Emerging Green Conference

The Green Electronics Council, which operates the EPEAT Registry, today issued a Call for Presentations for the Green Electronics Council’s Emerging Green Conference 2015. From September 22-24 in Portland, Oregon, USA, global technology leaders will convene at Emerging Green to discuss the advances, challenges and role of electronics in the circular economy. Individuals interested in presenting […]