Purchaser Profile

University of Vermont
Higher Education
2017 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 2 Stars

Caylin McKee

University of Vermont purchases EPEAT registered computers, displays, and imaging equipment

$1,935,799 (2016)

Over their lifetime, compared to products that do not meet EPEAT criteria, the 112 EPEAT registered electronics purchased by University of Vermont in 2016 will result in environmental impact reductions including:

  • Reduce use of primary materials by 55.3 metric tons, equivalent to the weight of 2 tractor-trailer 18-wheelers
  • Avoid the disposal of 243 kg of hazardous waste, equal to the weight of 2 refrigerators
  • Eliminate the equivalent of one U.S. household’s solid waste for 6 months—875 kg
  • Avoidance of 228 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 152,600 kWh of electricity—enough to power 12 U.S. homes for a year
  • Reduction of 27.6 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions— equivalent to taking  20 average U.S. passenger cars off the road for a year
  • $15,700 in lifetime cost savings

*EPEAT Purchasing Tier indicates how many EPEAT categories are specified in the organization’s purchasing agreements