The U.S. federal government, seven other national governments and hundreds of regional and local procurement agencies around the world use EPEAT to compare electronics and make informed purchasing decisions. EPEAT’s searchable database makes it easy for IT and procurement staff to develop purchasing specifications consistent with environmental policy. Click the following links to learn more about EPEAT’s relevance for:
By specifying EPEAT, government agencies can choose from thousands of products from more than 50 manufacturers that help meet their sustainability and budgetary goals while reducing the negative impacts of their electronics purchases. EPEAT purchasing is also recognized by the (U.S.) State Electronics Challenge and can be used for credits in the LEED Existing Building system.
EPEAT is open to manufacturers of all sizes and nationalities, so establishing an EPEAT specification need not disadvantage local suppliers. The tiered rating system provides incentive for ongoing environmental performance improvement while allowing for ease of entry. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency supported development of EPEAT and has recommended purchasers’ use of the system for many years. Since 2007, U.S. Federal agency purchasers have been directed to meet an annual commitment of 95% or higher EPEAT purchasing in all covered product categories, first by Presidential Executive Order and then by regulatory requirement.