Purchaser Profile

Maryland Department of Transportation
Computers & Displays, Imaging Equipment        
Municipal Government

2019 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 2 Stars

2018 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 1 Star

2017 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 1 Star

2016 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 1 Star

EPEAT Benefits

Over their lifetime, compared to products that do not meet EPEAT criteria, the 3,098 EPEAT-registered IT products purchased by the Maryland Department of Transportation in 2018 will result in environmental impact reductions including:

  • Reduce use of primary materials by 239 metric tons, equivalent to the weight of 46 elephants
  • Avoid the disposal of 2.4 metric tons of hazardous waste, equal to the weight of 20 refrigerators
  • Eliminate the equivalent of 4 U.S. households’ solid waste for a year—7.5 metric tons
  • Avoidance of 1.4 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 803 MWh of electricity—enough to power 66 U.S. households for a year
  • Greenhouse gas emissions reduction of 491 metric tons of CO2 equivalents—equal to taking 105 average U.S. passenger cars off the road for a year
  • $82,860 in lifetime cost savings

A State law effective October 1, 2012 (HB 448, Chapter 372) requires State agencies purchasing computers and other electronic products in categories covered by EPEAT to purchase models rated EPEAT Silver or Gold unless the requirement is waived by the Department of Information Technology (DoIT).

Guidelines provided by DGS require planning and coordination of the proper disposition of Information Technology equipment. A new state law effective October 1, 2012 (HB 448, Chapter 372) requires state agencies awarding contracts for services to recycle electronic products to award the contract to a recycler that is R2 or e-Stewards certified.

$2.7 million (2016)
   
   

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