Purchaser Profile

Bowdoin College
Higher Education
2017 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 1 Star

2016 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 1 Star

2015 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 1 Star


Sarah Morgan


Bowdoin College purchases EPEAT registered computers and displays

We purchase EPEAT registered products, with a priority for purchasing EPEAT GOLD products. This extends to all computers purchased by the college
Over their lifetime, compared to products that do not meet EPEAT criteria, the 502 EPEAT registered electronics purchased by Bowdoin College in 2016 will result in environmental impact reductions including:

  • Reduce use of primary materials by 31.5 metric tons, equivalent to the weight of 1 tractor-trailer 18-wheeler
  • Avoid the disposal of 269 kg of hazardous waste, equal to the weight of 2 refrigerators
  • Eliminate the equivalent of one U.S. household’s solid waste for six weeks—238 kg
  • Avoidance of 111 kg 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 86,000 kWh of electricity—enough to power 7 U.S. homes for a year
  • Reduction of 16 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions— equivalent to taking 12 average U.S. passenger cars off the road for a year
  • $8,880 in lifetime cost savings

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