Over their lifetime, compared to products that do not meet EPEAT criteria, the 354 EPEAT-registered IT products purchased by Bowdoin College in 2018 will result in environmental impact reductions including:
Reduce use of primary materials by 19.3 metric tons, equivalent to the weight of 4 elephants
Avoid the disposal of 0.2 metric tons of hazardous waste, equal to the weight of 2 refrigerators
Eliminate the equivalent of 0.2 U.S. households’ solid waste for a year—0.3 metric tons
Avoidance of 0.1 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 65 MWh of electricity—enough to power 5.4 U.S. households for a year
Greenhouse gas emissions reduction of 41.3 metric tons of CO2 equivalents—equal to taking 9 average U.S. passenger cars off the road for a year
$6,705 in lifetime cost savings
We purchase EPEAT registered products, with a priority for purchasing EPEAT GOLD products. This extends to all computers purchased by the college
*EPEAT Purchasing Tier indicates how many EPEAT categories are specified in the organization’s purchasing agreements
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