Electronic ProductsThe Electronics Products Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) is a rating tool that offers purchasers an easy and verifiable way to identify green computers and imaging equipment. EPEAT registered products contain fewer toxic materials (including mercury), create less greenhouse gases, reduce hazardous and solid waste, and are more energy efficient.
ComputersThere is no cost difference between EPEAT-registered green computers and computers that are not registered.
The Green Electronics Council reported that in 2010 purchases of EPEAT registered notebooks, desktops, laptops and displays worldwide will:
Extending the computer replacement cycle to over five years, depending on your IT department's recommendations, can save resources and significant amounts of money.
Learn more from Ecology's product fact sheet on Computers and Computer Equipment.
Imaging EquipmentThe EPEAT registry for imaging equipment will be established in January 2013, allowing purchasers to buy copiers, printers and other equipment that are registered by EPEAT to meet the new IEEE imaging equipment standard.
If your agency leases copiers and multi-function devices, incorporate EPEAT specifications into your lease agreement with the contractor.
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