Purchaser Profile

Region 5, US Environmental Protection Agency
Computers & Displays, Imaging Equipment, Mobile Phones, Servers
US Federal Government

2019 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 4 Stars

2018 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 3 Star

Over their lifetime, compared to products that do not meet EPEAT criteria, the 505 EPEAT registered IT products purchased by US EPA Region 5 in 2018 will result in environmental impact reductions including:

  • Reduce use of primary materials by 23 metric tons, equivalent to the weight of 4 elephants

  • Avoid the disposal of 268 kg of hazardous waste, equal to the weight of 2 refrigerators

  • Eliminate the equivalent of 1 U.S. households’ solid waste for 3 months—505 kg

  • Avoidance of 138 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 86 MWh of electricity—enough to power 7 U.S. households for a year
  • Greenhouse gas emissions reduction of 51 metric tons of CO2 equivalents—equal to taking 11 average U.S. passenger car off the road for a year
  • $8,281 in lifetime cost savings