EPEAT, short for Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool, designed to identify high-performance, environmentally friendly computer equipment through an online, searchable database, goes live today.
As per a recent press release, “The database lists products that meet the tough new green computer standard for desktop computers, laptops, and monitors. EPEAT is as easy-to-use evaluation tool that allows the comparison and selection of electronic products based on environmental attributes, in addition to cost and performance considerations. EPEAT-registered products meet minimum performance standards in areas such as energy efficiency, toxicity reduction and material selection.“
In addition, “EPEAT is already referenced in $32.25 billion worth of computer contracts, including contracts issued by the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, NASA, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the City of San Jose, California.”