Purchaser Profile

Legacy Management, U.S. Department of Energy
Computers & Displays, Imaging Equipment, Mobile Phones, Servers, Televisions
US Federal Government

2019 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 5 Stars

2018 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 3 Stars

2017 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 2 Stars

2016 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 2 Stars

2015 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 2 Stars

Over their lifetime, compared to products that do not meet EPEAT criteria, the 411 EPEAT-registered IT products purchased by the U.S. DOE Office of Legacy Management in 2018 will result in environmental impact reductions including:

  • Reduce use of primary materials by 20 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 1 U.S. households’ solid waste for a year—1.7 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 136 MWh of electricity—enough to power 11 U.S. households for a year
  • Greenhouse gas emissions reduction of 56 metric tons of CO2 equivalents—equal to taking 12 average U.S. passenger cars off the road for a year
  • $9,538 in lifetime cost savings
EPEAT Contract / RFP Language

Performance, DOE is committed to managing its facilities in a manner that will promote a sustainable environment and protect the health and well being of its federal employees, contractors and subcontractors. Ninety-five percent (95%) of all products purchased for use on a DOE owned or controlled site shall have recycled and/or biobased content and/or be energy efficient. The basis for determining which products have sustainable alternatives is the EPA and Department of Agriculture lists of recycled and biobased content products and the FEMP list of energy efficient products.

Any personal computers and imaging equipment (i.e., desktops, laptops, monitors, printers, copiers, televisions, multifunction, faxes) delivered hereunder shall meet Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) standards.