|National Renewable Energy Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy|
|2017 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 3 Stars
2016 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 3 Stars
2015 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 3 Stars
NREL purchases EPEAT-registered computers, displays, imaging equipment, and televisions.
|Computers must meet strict energy use guidelines in three distinct operating modes: standby, sleep mode, and while in use. In order to meet the criterion outlined by ENERGY STAR 6.1, Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT), and the U.S. Department of Energy’s initiative to implement the changes called for in Executive Order 13423 (PDF), and in Executive Order 13514 (PDF), NREL is fully utilizing the energy efficiency features of these devices, all computers are imaged by the Office of the CIO to turn off the display after five minutes of inactivity and set the hard drive into standby mode after 10 minutes of inactivity.|
|Over their lifetime, compared to products that do not meet EPEAT criteria, the 635 EPEAT registered electronics purchased by National Renewable Energy Laboratory in 2016 will result in environmental impact reductions including:
*EPEAT Purchasing Tier indicates how many EPEAT categories are specified in the organization’s purchasing agreements