Purchaser Profile

Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC; Y-12 National Security Complex, US Department of Energy
Computers & Displays, Imaging Equipment, Mobile Phones, Servers, Televisions        
US Federal Government

2019 EPEAT Purchaser Awards – 5 Stars

2018 EPEAT Purchaser Awards – 4 Stars

2016 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 2 Stars

2015 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 3 Stars

EPEAT Benefits

Over their lifetime, compared to products that do not meet EPEAT criteria, the 6,395 EPEAT-registered IT products purchased by Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC in 2018 will result in environmental impact reductions including:

  • Reduce use of primary materials by 471 metric tons, equivalent to the weight of 91 elephants
  • Avoid the disposal of 4.4 metric tons of hazardous waste, equal to the weight of 36 refrigerators
  • Eliminate the equivalent of 11 U.S. households’ solid waste for a year—20 metric tons
  • Avoidance of 3 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 1,656 MWh of electricity—enough to power 136 U.S. households for a year
  • Greenhouse gas emissions reduction of 961 metric tons of CO2 equivalents—equal to taking 206 average U.S. passenger cars off the road for a year
  • $166,231 in lifetime cost savings

The sustainable acquisition requirements of DOE Acquisition Regulation clause 952.223-78 was incorporated into Y-12’s procurement clauses during Fiscal Year 2011. The terms and conditions were revised in 2012 to include Federal Acquisition Regulation clause 52.223-15. In April 2013 and July 2014 Y-12’s terms and conditions were modeled after sustainable acquisition DEAR Clause 952.223-78, which includes the requirements for considering recycled content, bio-based content, energy efficient, water efficient, and other environmentally preferable products. Therefore, all contracts issued after October 1, 2013 contain the sustainable acquisition clauses.

Additionally, sustainable acquisition requirements are included in all Accelerated Vendor Inventory Delivery (AVID) preferred vendor contracts. AVID vendors are required to sign an annual Sustainable Acquisition Program certification statement that states they will provide Y-12 with products that meet requirements for recycled content, bio-based content, Energy Star and/or Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) requirements, WaterSense ®, support the use of less toxic materials, provide Safer Choice labeled products, Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program substitutes for ozone-depleting chemicals, provide SmartWay products, support the overall use of alternative fuels and energy efficient products provides, and the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT), as applicable. This allows Y-12 to maximize the purchase of materials to meet the requirements for recycled content.

$3,701,059 (2018)