Purchaser Profile

Atlanta Veterans Affairs Health Care System
Computers & Displays, Imaging Equipment, Mobile Phones, Televisions
2019 EPEAT Purchaser Award Winner – 4 Stars

Over their lifetime, compared to products that do not meet EPEAT criteria, the 835 EPEAT-registered IT products purchased by Atlanta Veterans Affairs Health Care System will result in environmental impact reductions including:

  • Reduce use of primary materials by 44 metric tons, equivalent to the weight of 8 elephants
  • Avoid the disposal of 0.4 metric tons of hazardous waste, equal to the weight of 4 refrigerators
  • Eliminate the equivalent of one U.S. households’ solid waste for ten months—1.4 metric tons
  • Avoidance of 0.3 metric tons of water pollutant emissions

Energy-Related Savings
EPEAT’s requirement that registered products meet, and often exceed, the latest ENERGY STAR specifications means these products will consume less energy throughout their useful life, resulting in:

  • Savings of 152 MWh of electricity—enough to power 13 U.S. households for a year
  • Greenhouse gas emissions reduction of 91 metric tons of CO2 equivalents—equal to taking 19 average U.S. passenger cars off the road for a year
  • $15,068 in lifetime cost savings