Purchaser Profile

Oak Ridge Associated Universities
Computers & Displays, Imaging Equipment, Mobile Phones, Televisions        

2019 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 4 Stars

2018 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 4 Stars

2017 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 3 Stars

2016 EPEAT Purchaser Award  – 3 Stars

2015 EPEAT Purchaser Award  – 3 Stars

Over their lifetime, compared to products that do not meet EPEAT criteria, the 724 EPEAT registered IT products purchased by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) in 2018 will result in environmental impact reductions including:

  • Reduce use of primary materials by 36 metric tons, equivalent to the weight of 7 elephants
  • Avoid the disposal of 0.4 metric tons of hazardous waste, equal to the weight of 3 refrigerators
  • Eliminate the equivalent of 0.4 U.S. households’ solid waste for a year—0.8 metric tons
  • Avoidance of 0.2 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 122 MWh of electricity—enough to power 10 U.S. households for a year
  • Greenhouse gas emissions reduction of 75 metric tons of CO2 equivalents—equal to taking 16 average U.S. passenger cars off the road for a year
  • $12,292 in lifetime cost savings
EPEAT Language

.15. FAR 52.223-2 Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service and Construction Contracts
JUL 2012

I.50. FAR 52.223-17 Affirmative Procurement of EPA-Designated Items in Service and Construction Contracts
MAY 2008

15. Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) Requirements
All desktops, laptops, computer monitors, imaging equipment (including copiers, digital duplicators, facsimile machines, multifunction devices, printers, mailing machines and scanners), and televisions purchased under this Agreement are required to have achieved Bronze registration or higher in the EPEAT system in the device’s country of origin. EPEAT is a procurement tool designed to help large volume purchasers evaluate, compare, and select electronic products based upon their environmental attributes as specified in the appropriate Standard issued from the consensus-based IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA). EPEAT for Personal Computer Products is based upon IEEE Standard 1680.1. EPEAT for Imaging Equipment is based upon IEEE Standard 1680.2 EPEAT for Televisions is based upon IEEE Standard 1680.3 Subcontractor shall prefer products that have achieved EPEAT Silver or EPEAT Gold registration. The EPEAT registration criteria and a database of all registered products are provided at https://www.epeat.net.

$1,128,129 (2015)