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GLRPPR Sector Resource: U.S. EPA, Green Electronics Council recognize Green Electronics Champions

Title:
U.S. EPA, Green Electronics Council recognize Green Electronics Champions

Abstract:
During a ceremony at San Jose City Hall, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Green Electronics Council recognized an elite group of pioneering organizations for using EPEAT, the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool, when purchasing electronic products -- saving the companies over $5 million combined. The EPA's Regional Administrator Wayne Nastri and Green Electronics Council Director Jeff Omelchuck presented the Green Electronics Champions Award to the city of San Jose, Kaiser Permanente, California Integrated Waste Management Board and Department of General Services, San Francisco-based McKesson Corporation and the city of Phoenix for using the EPEAT green purchasing standard to buy desktop computers, laptops and monitors that meet strict environmental standards. The five organizations collectively bought more than 91,930 desktop computers and notebooks and 72,394 monitors -- all registered with EPEAT. Their combined purchases reduced 4,800 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions -- equivalent to taking 3,800 cars off the road, saved 61,000 megawatts of electricity -- enough to power 5,400 homes, reduced the use of more than 12,000 pounds of toxic chemicals, and saved 243 million pounds of primary materials -- the equivalent of 856,000 refrigerators, and saved a combined $5.3 million.

URL:
http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/eebfaebc1afd883d85257355005afd19/be91ea52256b72188525736800695bc9!OpenDocument

Source:
U.S. EPA Region 9

Resource Type:
Case study/success story

Date of Publication:
October 2, 2007

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