Over their lifetime, compared to products that do not meet EPEAT criteria, the 138 EPEAT-registered IT products purchased by the Monterey County Office of Education in 2018 will result in environmental impact reductions including:
Reduce use of primary materials by 63 metric tons, equivalent to the weight of 12 elephants
Avoid the disposal of 0.3 metric tons of hazardous waste, equal to the weight of 2 refrigerators
Eliminate the equivalent of 0.5 U.S. households’ solid waste for a year—1 metric ton
Avoidance of 0.3 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 174 MWh of electricity—enough to power 14 U.S. households for a year
Greenhouse gas emissions reduction of 115 metric tons of CO2 equivalents—equal to taking 25 average U.S. passenger cars off the road for a year
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