Daily Archives: July 24, 2006

EPEAT: Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool

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.

As you are well aware, I am a big fan of going and staying green, so I applaud the construction of a publicly available resource such as this.

More information is available on the website, and, according to the press release I received, if you still have questions, you can contact Kiren Gopal.