EPEAT for Purchasers

EPEAT for Purchasers

Thousands of businesses, schools, hospitals and governments worldwide trust EPEAT to inform and streamline their purchase of more-sustainable IT products. EPEAT helps purchasers of all sizes reduce their environmental impact and gain recognition as leaders in sustainable procurement without limiting product selection. With EPEAT, organizations can easily and effectively focus on functionality, features and sustainability attributes that reduce their risks, knowing their efforts align with others’ to move markets.

EPEAT for Procurement

EPEAT is your easy-to-use resource for identifying and purchasing sustainable IT products.

Here is how you can move the needle on your organization’s sustainability goals by using EPEAT:

  1. Search the EPEAT Registry for free
  2. Require your vendors to provide EPEAT-Registered products
    • Work with vendors to identify cost-saving EPEAT-Registered products
    • Download model policy and contract language
    • Specify EPEAT in purchasing contracts
    • Require vendors to report on EPEAT-Registration status for all sales
  3. Get Recognized as an EPEAT Purchaser
  4. Track and measure progress

Contact Andrea Desimone, Purchaser Relations Senior Manager, to get started using EPEAT today.


EPEAT-registered products meet strict sustainability impact criteria that take into account the full product lifecycle, from energy conservation and toxic materials to product longevity and end-of-life management. Purchasing EPEAT-registered products is a simple and effective way to greatly reduce your organization’s environmental impact.

Contact us to find out how your environmental benefits will stack up when you start purchasing EPEAT-registered IT products.


Example, EPEAT Benefits Report

We can provide you a benefits report that quantifies the benefits associated with your sustainable IT procurement decisions

A leading nationwide healthcare organization purchases 100% EPEAT-registered products. Over the course of last year, this organization purchased:

  • 24,328 EPEAT Gold Notebooks
  • 70,052 EPEAT Gold Displays
  • 67,273 EPEAT Gold Desktop Computers

Listed below are the measurable benefits for the environment and energy-related savings GEC was able to provide for free for use in their external sustainability reporting.

Measurable Benefits for the Environment

Over their lifetime, compared to products that do not meet EPEAT criteria, these 162,653 computers and displays will:

  • Reduce use of primary materials by 17,77 million kg, equivalent to the weight of 490 tractor-trailer 18-wheeler trucks
  • Reduce use of toxic materials by 1.13 kg, including enough mercury to fill 1,574 mercury fever thermometers
  • Avoid the disposal of 12,471 kg of hazardous waste, equivalent to the weight of 979 refrigerators
  • Eliminate the equivalent of more than 301 U.S. households’ annual solid waste—503,703 kg


Energy Related Savings

EPEAT’s requirement that registered products meet the latest ENERGY STAR specifications means these products will consume less energy throughout their useful life, resulting in:

  • Savings of over 38.9 million kWh of electricity—enough to power 3,048 U.S. homes for a year
  • Avoidance of more than 64 metric tons of water pollutant emissions
  • Reduction of nearly 6.5 million kg of greenhouse gas emissions— equivalent to taking  than 4,646 average U.S. passenger cars off the road for a year

These lifecycle benefits and others are calculated using the Electronics Environmental Benefits Calculator, developed under a grant from the U.S. EPA. The Calculator is available near the bottom of this EPA webpage.

Let us calculate your organization’s environmental benefits, for free.


EPEAT helps purchasers of all sizes reduce the overall environmental impact of their IT purchases. The system was designed with purchaser involvement and supports the ”green” procurement efforts of businesses, institutions and consumers alike. Using the free EPEAT system, purchasers in more than 40 countries have access to easy-to-use search tools, intuitive product comparison features, plug-and-play model purchasing language, and more. Buying energy efficient EPEAT products can help reduce energy costs, and recycling-related requirements can ease end of life disposition. In addition, EPEAT can help qualify your organization for recognition by other environmental ratings and certification programs.


There are thousands of EPEAT Purchasers around the world driving environmental improvement in IT product design and delivery by specifying EPEAT as a purchasing requirement. Contact GEC’s Andrea Desimone to join the EPEAT Purchasing program today and be recognized here and in other marketing initiatives.

Adorama, Inc.

American Patriot

Charles Schwab

CyraCom International, Inc.

Dynamic Recycling


Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

Ford Motor Company

Green Zen Technologies, Inc.

Growing Energy Labs, Inc.

HDR, Inc.


Lippman & Reed, PLLC

Marriott Hotels

McKesson, Inc.


Motion Foundry

NBC Universal


Northeast Recycling Council

Premier Purchasing Partners, LLC


Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau

Square One

University of New Hampshire

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

University of Northern British Columbia

University of Northern Iowa

University of Notre Dame

University of Oregon

University of Puget Sound

University of Saskatchewan

University of South Carolina

University of South Florida

University of Texas at Arlington

University of Texas – Pan American

University of Vermont

University of Virginia

University of Washington

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh

University of Wisconsin – River Falls

University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point

University of Wisconsin – Stout

Valencia College

Virginia Commonwealth University

Washington University in St. Louis

Wellesley College

Wells College

West Des Moines Community School District

Western Kentucky University

Western Washington University

Westminster College

Wipro Limited

Yale University

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of Nebraska at Kearney

University of Mount Union

University of Missouri, Kansas City

University of Missouri – Columbia

University of Mineesota, Morris

University of Michigan

University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Maryland

University of Louisville

University of Kansas

University of Iowa

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

University of Houston

University of Florida

University of Denver

University of Connecticut

University of Colorado, Denver

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

University of California, Santa Barbara

University of California, San Diego

University of California, Riverside

University of California, Merced

University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, Irvine

University of Calgary

University of Alaska Fairbanks

University of Alaska Anchorage

University at Buffalo

Université Laval

Tufts University

Truman State University

Transylvania University

Towson University

The University of Arizona

The Pennsylvania State University

The New School

The Evergreen State College

Temple University

State University of New York at Oneonta

State University of New York at Geneseo

State University of New York at Fredonia

State University of New York at Cortland

State University of New York at Brockport

Stanford University

St. Mary’s Public Schools

Southern Oregon University

Slippery Rock University

Sewanee – The University of the South

Scripps College

Saint Louis University

Royal Roads University

Rio Salado College

Richmond Public Schools

Providence Schools, City of Providence

Princeton University

Portland State University

Pennsylvania State University

Pacific University

Pacific Lutheran University

Oregon State University

Oregon Institute of Technology

Orange County Community College

Okanagan College

Oberlin College

Oak Ridge Associated Universities

Northern Arizona University

North Seattle Community College

North Carolina State University

New York University

New Mexico State University

Muhlenberg College

Mount Holyoke College

Moraine Valley Community College

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Missouri State University

Mills College

Middlebury College

McGill University

Madison Metropolitan School District

Macalester College

Luther College

Loyola University Chicago

Loyola Marymount University

Loyalist College

Lawrence University

Lake Forest Country Day School

Lafayette College

King’s University College

Keene State College

Ithaca College

Illinois Central College

Humboldt State University

Humber College

Hokkaido University

Hibbing Community College

Haverford College

Harrisburg Area Community College

Green Mountain College

Georgia Institute of Technology

George Mason University

Furman University

Frostburg State University

Florida Gulf Coast University

Fleming College

Emory University

Elon University

Eastern Iowa Community College District

Eastern Connecticut State University

East Tennessee State University

Duke University

Dominican University of California

Dickinson College

DePaul University

Delta College

Cornell University

Cornell University

Concordia University

Columbia University

Colorado State University

Colorado College

College of Saint Benedict

College of Lake County

Colgate University

Cleveland State University

Clarkson University

Chartiers Valley School District

Central Carolina Community College

Carnegie Mellon University

California State University, Monterey Bay

California State University, Channel Islands

Brunswick Community College

Brandeis University

Bowdoin College

Boston University

Berea College

Bellevue College

Baylor University

Bard College

Ball State University

Babson College

Auburn University

Arizona State University

Appalachian State University

Anne Arundel Community College

American University

Alfred State College

Agnes Scott College

SRI Surgical

Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital

Kaiser Permanente

Dignity Health

Cleveland Clinic

Baxter Healthcare of Puerto Rico

Y-12 National Security Complex, US Department of Energy

Western States Contracting Association (WSCA)

Western Laboratory – USDOJ

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO), US Department of Energy

Warwickshire County Council (UK)

US General Services Administration (GSA)

US EPA, Region III

US Environmental Protection Agency – 2

US Environmental Protection Agency – 1

US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

US Department of Transportation – FAA

US Department of Homeland Security

US Department of Energy

US Department of Defense – Army – 2

US Department of Defense – Army – 1

URS | CH2M Oak Ridge LLC (UCOR), U.S. Department of Energy

United States Marine Corps

United States Department of Agriculture

United States Coast Guard, Dept. of Homeland Security

Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Department of Energy

Strategic Petroleum Reserve, U.S. Department of Energy

State of Washington

State of Ohio

State of Minnesota

State of Illinois (legislation)

State of Colorado

State of California

Southwest Laboratory – U.S. DEA

Sandia National Laboratories, US Department of Energy

Province of Quebec

Province of Nova Scotia

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, US Department of Energy

Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant, U.S. Department of Energy

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy

Office of Training, U.S. DEA

Office of Scientific and Technical Information, US DOE

Office of Investigative Technology, U.S. DEA

NOAA National Weather Service Pacific Region

New York State (Office of General Services)

National Renewable Energy Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy

Mission Support Alliance; CH2M Hill PRC; Washington River Protection Solutions – Department of Energy

Missile Defense Agency

Maryland Department of Transportation

Los Angeles County, CA

Legacy Management, U.S. Department of Energy

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

King County, Washington

Idaho Treatment Group, US Department of Energy

Hainan Siyuan Province

Government of New Zealand

Government of Canada

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, US Department of Energy

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

Executive Office of the President

El Paso Intelligence Center, US DEA

East Tennessee Technology Park, US Department of Energy

District of Columbia (Washington, DC)

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

City of Seattle

City of Santa Clarita (CA)

City of San Jose, California

City of Phoenix, AZ

City of Palo Alto

City of Keene, New Hampshire

City of Durango

City and County of San Francisco

Chicago Field Division – US DEA

Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center

Brookhaven National Laboratory, US DOE

Battelle Energy Alliance, U.S. Department of Energy

Australian Government