Request for Proposals to Develop Standards for Environmentally Preferable Electronic Products (PDF) (32 pp, 360 K, About PDF)
Proposals are due on or before June 14, 2011.
- Environmental Attributes to Look For
- Procurement Guidance
- Case Studies
- Web Resources
Environmental Attributes to Look For
- Reduced or no toxic constituents
- Designed for recycling
- Reduced materials use
- Energy efficient
- Extended product life, upgradeable
- Reduced packaging
- Recyclable packaging
- Environmentally sound take-back and recycling options
Recommended Contract Language for the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT)
Sample contract language for procurement of EPEAT-registered products.
Federal Electronics Challenge Acquisition and Procurement Resources
Federal clearinghouse of resources for acquisition and procurement of environmentally preferable electronics.
EPP Guide: Greening Your Purchase of Copiers
Procurement guide for federal purchasers of environmentally preferable copiers.
ENERGY STAR's Product Purchasing and Computer Power Management for Federal Agencies
Guidance on federal agencies' requirements to purchase energy-efficient products and activate power management settings on their computers.
- Office Equipment
- Optical & Imaging Equipment/Systems
EPA Web Sites
EPA's Information on the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT)
Information about EPEAT and how EPA is involved in its development and use.
Design for the Environment (DfE) Electronics Partnership
The DfE program is currently involved in a Flame Retardants in Printed Circuit Boards Partnership. In the past, the DfE program has participated in partnership for lead-free solder, printed wiring board, wire and cable, and computer displays.
Electronics Product Stewardship
Information on EPA and industry efforts to promote electronics product stewardship.
ENERGY STARŪ Qualified Products
Information about electronic products that meet ENERGY STAR energy efficiency guidelines.
Responsible Recycling (R2) Practices for Use in Accredited Certification Programs
The R2 Practices is a set of guidelines for accredited certification programs to assess electronics recyclers' environmental, worker health and safety, and security practices. EPA facilitated a multi-stakeholder group to develop this document, which is currently being used to certify recyclers.
Other Government Web Sites
Federal Electronics Challenge (FEC)
Information about the FEC, a partnership program that encourages federal facilities and agencies to improve their electronics stewardship practices in all three lifecycle phases: purchasing, use and disposal.
Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) Purchasing Specifications for Energy-Efficient Products
Information about electronic products that meet FEMP's energy efficiency guidelines.
Non-Government Web Sites
Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA), Policy Priorities: Environment
Information about EIA's work to address environmental concerns through policy, advocacy, and voluntary industry design for environment tools.
Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT)
EPEAT is a system to help purchasers in the public and private sectors evaluate, compare and select desktop computers, notebooks and monitors based on their environmental attributes.
The Green Grid
The Green Grid is a consortium of information technology companies and professionals seeking to lower the overall consumption of power in data centers around the globe.
GreenerComputing is a resource center for environmentally responsible computing developed by Greener World Media, Inc.
National Electronics Product Stewardship Initiative
The National Electronics Product Stewardship Initiative was created to bring stakeholders together to develop solutions to the issue of electronic products management.
National Safety Council, Electronic Product Recovery and Recycling (EPR2) Project
The EPR2 Project promotes environmentally safe, responsible, and cost-effective management of electronic equipment that has reached the end of its useful life or no longer meets the needs of its original owners.
New American Dream, Institutional Purchasing of Computers
Information about environmentally preferable computers and how institutional purchasers can buy better computers.
Northwest Product Stewardship Council's Guide to Environmentally Preferable Computer Purchasing
A guide to environmentally preferable computer purchasing highlighting products features, alternatives and manufacturer activities.
The Product Stewardship Institute - Electronics
Information about electronics stewardship and the PSI Electronics Project.