Purchaser Profile

City of Seattle
Municipal Government
2016 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 1 Star

Purchase Agreement Number 00NAS10202, Shirli Axelrod

$700,000 (2015)

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.
Over their lifetime, compared to products that do not meet EPEAT criteria, the 3,288 EPEAT registered electronics purchased by the City of Seattle in 2015 alone will result in environmental impact reductions including:

  • Reduce use of primary materials by 206 metric tons, equivalent to the weight of 6 tractor-trailer 18-wheelers
  • Avoid the disposal of 1,770 kg of hazardous waste, equivalent to the weight of more than 14 refrigerators
  • Eliminate the equivalent of one U.S. households’ solid waste for 9 months—1,320 kg


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 561,000 kWh of electricity—enough to power 44 U.S. homes for a year
  • Avoidance of 699 kilograms of water pollutant emissions
  • Reduction of 105 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions— equivalent to taking 76 average U.S. passenger cars off the road for a year
  • $41,700 in energy cost savings

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