Purchaser Profile

State of Washington
Computers & Displays, Imaging Equipment
Purchaser Type State Government
Awards 2019 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 2 Stars
EPEAT Benefits

Over their lifetime, compared to products that do not meet EPEAT criteria, the 64,669 EPEAT-registered IT products purchased by the State of Washington in 2018 will result in environmental impact reductions including:

  • Reduce use of primary materials by 9,439 metric tons, equivalent to the weight of 1,815 elephants
  • Avoid the disposal of 77 metric tons of hazardous waste, equal to the weight of 634 refrigerators
  • Eliminate the equivalent of 244 U.S. households’ solid waste for a year—454 metric tons
  • Avoidance of 59 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 32,442 MWh of electricity—enough to power 2,671 U.S. households for a year
  • Greenhouse gas emissions reduction of 18,807 metric tons of CO2 equivalents—equal to taking 4,027 average U.S. passenger cars off the road for a year
  • $3,346,000 in lifetime cost savings
Washington Purchasing Manual https://www.ga.wa.gov/PCA/Forms/Washington-Purchasing-Manual.pdf 6.20. Purchase of Electronic Products As required by state law under RCW 43.19.539, the Department of General Administration has established the following purchasing preferences for electronic products: 1) Purchasing activities will purchase gold rated EPEAT registered electronic products.When gold rated products are not available, are not life cycle cost efficient, and do not meet reasonable performance standards; the purchasing activity may acquire silver rated electronic products. Information including a searchable product registry on EPEAT-registered computer products is available at 68.168.250.188/EPEATwp/ . 2) Purchasing activities will acquire RoHS compliant electronic products; provided such products are available, are life cycle cost efficient, and meet reasonable performance requirements. RoHS compliant electronic products must carry the RoHS label or indicate in its product literature that RoHS requirements have been met. Information about RoHS requirements can be found at www.rohs.gov.uk. 3) When acquiring electronic products that do not have an EPEAT ranking or a RoHS certification, the purchasing activity must grant a preference to those products with the least hazardous materials. The purchasing activity may consider other product environmental certifications in their award criteria if the result would reduce or eliminate hazardous materials. 4) Agencies are encouraged to consult with their representative from DIS to identify the most current best practices used to extend the life of electronic equipment. This will minimize the environmental impact of hazardous materials in electronic products. For more information please contact DIS Technology Acquisition Services (TAS) at 360- 753-2454 or email ServiceDesk@dis.wa.gov