Purchaser Profile

Kaiser Permanente
Healthcare System
2017 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 2 Stars

2016 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 2 Stars

2015 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 2 Stars

Vanessa M. Blanco

100% of the computers, displays and imaging equipment purchased by Kaiser Permanente are EPEAT-registered.

$85,301,048 (2016)

EPEAT Gold requirement currently for all eligible PC/display hardware. EPEAT Silver requirement currently (2015) for all imaging equipment.
Over their lifetime, compared to products that do not meet EPEAT criteria, the 129,219 EPEAT registered electronics purchased by Kaiser Permanente in 2016 will result in environmental impact reductions including:

  • Reduce use of primary materials by 19,193 metric tons, equivalent to the weight of 525 tractor-trailer 18-wheelers
  • Avoid the disposal of 124 metric tons of hazardous waste, equal to the weight of  1,009 refrigerators
  • Eliminate the equivalent of 355 U.S. households’ solid waste for a year—664 metric tons
  • Avoidance of 85.4 metric tons 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 54.2 million kWh of electricity—enough to power 4,244 U.S. homes for a year
  • Reduction of 9,193 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions— equivalent to taking  6,609 average U.S. passenger cars off the road for a year
  • $5,594,492 in lifetime cost savings

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