Purchaser Profile

Providence Public School Department
Computers & Displays        
K-12 School District

2019 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 1 Star

2018 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 1 Star

2017 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 1 Star

Over their lifetime, compared to products that do not meet EPEAT criteria, the 6,928 EPEAT-registered IT products purchased by Providence Public School Department in 2018 will result in environmental impact reductions including:

  • Reduce use of primary materials by 450 metric tons, equivalent to the weight of 87 elephants
  • Avoid the disposal of 4 metric tons of hazardous waste, equal to the weight of 33 refrigerators
  • Eliminate the equivalent of 5.5 U.S. households’ solid waste for a year—10 metric tons
  • Avoidance of 2.5 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 1,520 MWh of electricity—enough to power 125 U.S. households for a year
  • Greenhouse gas emissions reduction of 949 metric tons of CO2 equivalents—equal to taking 203 average U.S. passenger cars off the road for a year
  • $157,000 in lifetime cost savings