EPEAT Computer Equipment Assessment Tool

EPEAT "is a procurement tool to help institutional purchasers in the public and private sectors evaluate, compare and select desktop computers, notebooks and monitors based on their environmental attributes. EPEAT also provides a clear and consistent set of performance criteria for the design of products, and provides an opportunity for manufacturers to secure market recognition for efforts to reduce the environmental impact of its products."

EPEAT was created by the Green Electronics Council and uses the IEEE 1680.1 standard.

EPEAT aligned with ENERGY STAR® 5 for computers in January 2010.

You can access information about EPEAT Gold products through the top three "Greenest E-Gear" links on the right.

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EPEAT criteria reflect several categories of environmental attributes that cover the full lifecycle of electronic products. The 1680.1 PC and Display standard addresses:
Reduction/elimination of environmentally sensitive materials
Material selection
Design for end of life
Product longevity/life extension
Energy conservation
End-of-life management
Corporate performance