There are literally thousands of EPEAT Purchasers around the world driving environmental improvement in electronics design and delivery by specifying EPEAT as a purchasing requirement.
EPEAT staff is happy to help Purchasers develop case studies and calculate the environmental benefits of their greener purchasing decisions using the Electronics Environmental Benefits Calculator, developed under a grant from the U.S. EPA.
Join the EPEAT Purchasing program today and be recognized here and in other marketing initiatives.
Using the EPEAT Registry
Using EPEAT to Purchase Environmentally Preferable Electronics - This pre-recorded webinar gives an overview of the EPEAT system and walks viewers through a demo of the Registry, offering tips and tricks for effective searches.
Lifecycle Management Guide
The Lifecycle Management of Electronics from Procurement to Disposal has been released on the Healthcare Sustainability Roadmap, a program of the American Hospital Association’s PMG’s (professional membership associations), AHRMM (Association for Healthcare Resource and Materials Management), ASHE (the American Society of Healthcare Engineering) and AHE (the Association for the Healthcare Environment), in conjunction with the Green Electronics Council. This document walks hospital leaders through the steps to safer procurement, management and disposal of electronic equipment, and can also be applied to procurement in other industries.
Best Practice Guides
The Responsible Purchasing Network has developed Green Purchasing Best Practices for Computers, Displays and Imaging Equipment. Responsible electronics purchasing and management programs should consider manufacturing, use-phase and disposal impacts as well as price and performance.
- RPN Green Purchasing Best Practices for Computers and Displays
- RPN Green Purchasing Best Practices for Imaging Equipment
How green is your IT?
The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) show how many states are incorporating green IT initiatives in their enterprise agendas in their publication, Green IT in Enterprise Practices: The Essential Role of the State CIO.
Find an R2 certified electronics recycling facility via SustainableElectronics.org.
EPEAT Purchaser Awards
The EPEAT Purchaser Awards recognize excellence in green procurement of electronics. EPEAT Purchasers earn a star for each product category for which they have a written policy in place that requires the purchase of EPEAT registered electronics. Your organization can qualify if you are using EPEAT to purchase electronics. Apply today!
More Recognition Opportunities
Many recognition and awards programs consider EPEAT as a component of their qualifications. If your organization is involved in or considering any of the programs below, becoming an EPEAT Purchaser may contribute to your program success.
- LEED – MR Credits 2.1-2.2, possible MR Credit 8
- State Electronics Challenge – Purchasing Implementation
- Green Guide for Health Care (2008) Operations Credits: EPP Prerequisite 2, EPP Credit 5
- U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools program
- Consortium on School Networking (CoSN) Green Computing Certificate – Purchasing commitment
- STARS (Sustainability Assessment, Tracking and Rating System) program of the American Association of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) – OP Credit 10 – Computer Purchasing
- Green Report Card of the Sustainability Endowments Institute – for US and Canadian Colleges and Universities
EPEAT Purchaser Resources
We have created a suite of resources available exclusively to EPEAT Purchasers-organizations that have made a formal commitment to purchase EPEAT-registered products. The materials are designed to make it easy to tell the story of your organization’s commitment to buying greener electronics and reducing your environmental impact.
- Model website language
- Press release templates
- Use of the EPEAT logo
- Computer lab and library signs
Join the EPEAT Purchasing program – it’s simple, quick and helps you qualify for awards.