Purchaser Profile

Bowdoin College
Computers & Displays, Televisions
Higher Education

2019 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 2 Stars

2018 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 1 Star

2017 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 1 Star

2016 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 1 Star

2015 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 1 Star


EPEAT Benefits

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