EPEAT


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EPEAT

(Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) A ranking of the green attributes of computer equipment. The ranking is based on criteria such as the device's power management capabilities, the amount of hazardous material it contains, the amount of recyclable materials used and how easily the unit can be disassembled when it reaches end of life. Bronze, Silver and Gold ratings are awarded if the device meets all required criteria and a certain percentage of optional criteria. For more information, visit www.epeat.net.
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India is the 43rd country in which EPEAT registration and verification services are now available to help purchasers select products that reduce their environmental impact.
EPEAT was launched in the United States in 2006 with corporations and other large IT purchasers in mind but the registry is available for anyone to consult online for free at epeat.
Federal agency purchasing contracts require EPEAT products, and in December, EPEAT announced that it had registered its 1,000th environmentally preferable computer product.
What helps EPEAT succeed is that large purchasers, such as the federal government, have a tremendous influence on the market.
The EPEAT system helps shoppers evaluate, compare and select desktop computers, notebooks and monitors based on the products' environmental attributes.
The Environmental Benefits of the Purchase or Sale of EPEAT Reeistered Products in 2006," the purchase of more than 36 million U.
In addition, the proposal says Congress should codify a requirement that the federal government purchase environmentally preferable IT equipment, such as those products meeting the Standard for Environmental Assessment of Personal Computer Products (the EPEAT standard), which was the subject of an executive order President Bush signed in January.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) funded effort called EPEAT began to identify high performance, environmentally friendly computer equipment.
If you must buy, in the United States look for models selected by EPA's EPEAT program, which evaluates computer products according to 51 environmental criteria (epeat.
The company also has been working with state level agencies, the EPA and others to create a new voluntary standard called EPEAT that certifies the amount of hazardous and recycled materials in a product, along with its energy usage, warranty, recycled material content and end-of-life program.
For more than six years, EPEAT ratings have helped companies, governments and consumers compare and purchase greener PCs and monitors, resulting in significant environmental benefits.
Last year, the firm angered customers by announcing it would withdraw its products from review by the EPEAT environmental ratings system.