Purchaser Profile

Scottish Government on behalf of the Scottish Public Sector
Computers & Displays, Office Printing Equipment
National Government

2019 EPEAT Purchaser Award Winner – 3 Stars

2018 EPEAT Purchaser Award Winner – 1 Star

Over their lifetime, compared to products that do not meet EPEAT criteria, the 155,102 EPEAT-registered IT products purchased by the Scottish Government in 2018 will result in environmental impact reductions including:

  • Reduce use of primary materials by 15,830 metric tons, equivalent to the weight of 3,044 elephants
  • Avoid the disposal of 131 metric tons of hazardous waste, equal to the weight of 1,081 refrigerators
  • Eliminate the equivalent of 304 U.S. households’ solid waste for a year—565 metric tons
  • Avoidance of 93 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 53,290 MWh of electricity—enough to power 4,387 U.S. households for a year
  • Greenhouse gas emissions reduction of 32,070 metric tons of CO2 equivalents—equal to taking 6,867 average U.S. passenger cars off the road for a year
  • $5,493,000 in lifetime cost savings
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