For the seventh consecutive year, the Green Electronics Council (GEC) awarded its Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) Purchaser Award to the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management (LM). LM received the award for making purchases within four EPEAT categories.
The EPEAT Purchaser Award recognizes organizations for excellence in sustainable procurement of electronic equipment. LM successfully implemented a policy for environmentally preferable procurement of electronic equipment, including vendor contract specifications requiring that all equipment (computers, monitors, copiers, etc.) achieve bronze registration or better in the EPEAT system. Manufacturers register products in EPEAT based on a device's ability to meet certain required and optional criteria that address the full product lifecycle, from design and production to energy use and recycling. Bronze-rated products meet all the required criteria in their categories.
LM will receive the award during a virtual ceremony on July 28, 2021, celebrating all winners.
“Receiving the EPEAT award means so much to DOE Office of Legacy Management, as we strive for sustainable procurement to purchase goods and services that reduce the impact on our environment,” said Shawn Montgomery, LM public participation specialist. “By continually improving our sustainable procurement program, LM promotes positive environmental impacts through our work.”