2019 EPEAT Purchaser Award Winners

May 23, 2019


Portland, OR – May 23, 2019 – The Global Electronics Council (GEC), the organization that manages the EPEAT ecolabel, recognized the 2019 EPEAT Purchaser Award winners at an evening celebration held on May 22nd in Portland, Oregon. Fifty-nine (59) organizations, including cities, sta tes, US Federal agencies and companies from around the globe were honored for their decision to purchase sustainable IT products.

When combined, the 2019 EPEAT Purchaser Award winners realized cost savings of nearly $90 million across the lifetime of their purchased IT products. Along with these significant cost savings, the 59 EPEAT Purchaser Award winners also recognized considerable environmental benefits, including combined greenhouse gas reductions equivalent to removing 114,611 passenger cars from the road for a year; a reduction of more than 2,150 metric tons of hazardous waste; solid waste savings equivalent to that produced by 4,362 average U.S. households each year; a reduction in energy usage by 889 million kWh; and avoidance of nearly 1,500 metric tons of water pollutant emissions.

“The EPEAT Purchaser Awards ceremony is our opportunity to celebrate the many organizations and procurement representatives who are choosing to use their IT spend to positively impact the environment,” said Nancy Gillis, CEO for the Green Electronics Council. “When you aggregate the cost savings and other sustainability benefits attributable to the 2019 EPEAT Purchaser Award winners alone, it becomes immediately clear that all purchasers should be choosing sustainable IT products. EPEAT makes that choice simple.”

The EPEAT Purchaser Award ceremony, sponsored by the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) and Underwriter Laboratories (UL), also recognized three “sustainable procurement champions” who have leveraged EPEAT as part of t heir professional activities. These sustainable procurement champions are Ms. Pamela Brody-Heine from Green America, Ms. Holly Elwood from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Ms. Sarah O’Brien from the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council.

The EPEAT Purchaser Awards ceremony was held at the LEED Platinum Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building. It featured a keynote presentation by U.S. General Services Administration’s Chief Sustainability Officer, Mr. Kevin Kampschroer, on the value of sustainable workspaces.

2019 EPEAT Purchaser Award Winners

EPEAT Purchaser Award winners were recognized for their purchases from five different EPEAT product categories: Computers and Displays, Imaging Equipment, Mobile Phones, Servers, and Televisions. Award winners earned one star for each product category in which they purchased EPEAT registered products.

Five-Star Award Winners

  • Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC; Y-12 National Security Complex
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Mission Support Alliance; CH2M Hill PRC; WRPS; HPMC; WAI – Hanford
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory, US Department of Energy
  • Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
  • Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, DOE
  • U.S. General Services Administration
  • US Dept. of Energy Office of Legacy Management

Four-Star Award Winners

  • Atlanta Veterans Affairs Health Care System
  • Battelle Energy Alliance
  • City of Austin Purchasing Office
  • City of Keene, NH
  • Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Information & Technology
  • East Tennessee Technology Park
  • Experience Scottsdale
  • Hackensack Meridian Health
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
  • Office of Training DEA
  • Procurement and Vendor Relations – Shared Services Canada
  • Region 5, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • State of California
  • State of Minnesota
  • Wipro, Limited

Three-Star Award Winners

  • City of Portland, Oregon
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts Operational Services Division
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Missile Defense Agency
  • Office of Scientific and Technical Information, US DOE
  • Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant, DOE
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • Strategic Petroleum Reserve, US Department of Energy
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Western Laboratory

Two-Star Award Winners

  • Air Force Information Technology Commodity Council
  • Bowdoin College
  • Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • DEA Chicago Field Division
  • DEA Detroit Field Division
  • DEA North Central Laboratory
  • DEA Northeast Laboratory
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Maryland Department of Transportation
  • NASPO ValuePoint
  • Richmond City Public Schools
  • Scottish Government on behalf of the Scottish Public Sector
  • State of Washington
  • World Bank Group

One-Star Award Winners

  • City of Seattle, Washington
  • Department of Veterans Affairs, IT Operations & Services (ITOPS), Mobile Devices
  • Miami Southeast Laboratory
  • Monterey County Office of Education
  • Mount Madonna Center
  • NYS Office of General Services
  • Providence Public School Department
  • Stanford University
  • Voya Financial