Purchaser Profile

Hackensack Meridian Health
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Healthcare
2018 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 4 Stars
Hackensack Meridian Health purchases EPEAT-registered computers, displays, imaging equipment, mobile phones, and televisions.
 
Over their lifetime, compared to products that do not meet EPEAT criteria, the 8,203 EPEAT-registered electronics purchased by Hackensack Meridian Health in 2017will result in environmental impact reductions including:

  • Reduce use of primary materials by 664 metric tons, equivalent to the weight of 18 semi-trucks
  • Avoid the disposal of 6.9 metric tons of hazardous waste, equal to the weight of
    56 refrigerators
  • Eliminate the equivalent of 9 U.S. households’ solid waste for a year—16 metric tons
  • Avoidance of 3.8 metric tons of water pollutant emissions

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 2,224 MWh of electricity—enough to power 174 U.S. households for a year
  • Reduction of 376 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions— equivalent to taking
    270 average U.S. passenger cars off the road for a year
  • $229,929 in lifetime cost savings

*EPEAT Purchasing Tier indicates how many EPEAT categories are specified in the organization’s purchasing agreements