Purchaser Profile

City of Seattle
Computers & Displays        
Municipal Government

2019 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 1 Star

2018 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 1 Star

2016 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 1 Star

Over their lifetime, compared to products that do not meet EPEAT criteria, the 2,631 EPEAT-registered IT products purchased by the City of Seattle in 2018 will result in environmental impact reductions including:

  • Reduce use of primary materials by 134 metric tons, equivalent to the weight of 26 elephants
  • Avoid the disposal of 1.2 metric tons of hazardous waste, equal to the weight of 10 refrigerators
  • Eliminate the equivalent of 0.5 U.S. households’ solid waste for a year—1 metric ton
  • Avoidance of 0.7 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 448 MWh of electricity—enough to power 37 U.S. households for a year
  • Greenhouse gas emissions reduction of 290 metric tons of CO2 equivalents—equal to taking 62 average U.S. passenger cars off the road for a year
  • $46,200 in lifetime cost savings

City of Seattle Amendment #05 to Purchase Agreement No. 00NAS10202 (excerpt) NOW, THEREFORE, the Agreement is amended as follows: 1. All electronic hardware provided to the City by ______under this Agreement shall meet or exceed the minimum criteria for Bronze environmental performance of the Electronic Products Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEATTM), a program of the Green Electronics Council. The City will not purchase any electronic hardware that is not listed as an EPEATTM registered product at . 2. __________ shall make good faith efforts to meet or exceed the Silver EPEATTM environmental performance criteria on or before May 31, 2008. 3. _______ shall provide quarterly reports of the number of EPEAT registered products purchased under this Agreement. The information must be reported in a matrix providing the following data for the current quarter, the fiscal year, and the duration of the contract. The City’s fiscal year is January through December. The reports are due to the City’s buyer by no later than one month after the end of the quarter. 4. All desktops, laptops and monitors shall meet the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Energy ENERGY STAR® GUIDELINES, and desktops shall meet or exceed the 80 Plus® Standards by July 31, 2007. All products shall have the Energy Star® label or an Energy Star® certification by an independent third party eco-labeling program. 5. On or before December 1, 2007, _______ shall present to the City a proposal to further reduce waste resulting from its product packaging. 6. Provision 10 Term – The expiration date of the Agreement will be May 31, 2008 with renewal options as mutually agreed upon. The parties acknowledge that _______’s continuing improvement regarding environmentally friendly products and practices will be a consideration in the City’s decision to further renew this contract. 6. All other terms and conditions of the Agreement are unchanged and remain in full force and effect.


$2,075,420 (2018)