Purchaser Profile

Northeast Recycling Council
2017 EPEAT Purchaser Award

Lynn Rubinstein

NERC purchases EPEAT registered computers and displays

Over their lifetime, compared to products that do not meet EPEAT criteria, the 2 EPEAT registered electronics purchased by Northeast Recycling Council, Inc. in 2016 will result in environmental impact reductions including:

  • Reduce use of primary materials by 294 kg
  • Avoid the disposal of 2 kg of hazardous waste
  • Eliminate 11 kg of municipal solid waste
  • Avoidance of 1 kg 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 834 kWh of electricity
  • Reduction of 141 kg of greenhouse gas emissions
  • $86 in lifetime cost savings

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