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GEC is proud to announce the winners of the 2024 EPEAT Purchaser Awards, whose collective environmental impact reduction included cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 565,000 metric tons of CO2 equivalents. This equates to taking 121,000 average U.S. passenger cars off the road for a year, accompanied by reductions in energy use, hazardous waste, water consumption, and more.

The EPEAT Purchaser Awards honor organizations demonstrating outstanding leadership in and commitment to sustainability by procuring EPEAT registered products. The awards highlight the substantial impacts these institutions empower by prioritizing environmentally responsible purchasing and showcase the demand for sustainable electronics.

“EPEAT has been instrumental in helping the DOE Office of Environmental Management achieve our sustainability goals by providing a reliable standard for sustainable electronics procurement” explains Jeanne M. Beard, Chief Information Officer and Director of Information Systems of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management. “Through EPEAT’s rigorous criteria and global recognition, we have significantly reduced our environmental footprint and promoted responsible purchasing practices across our projects. Our field site participation in this program is especially noteworthy in that it is voluntary and reflects well on their continued commitment to the cleanup mission.”

In addition to GHG emissions reduction, 2024 EPEAT Purchaser Award winners collectively reduced:

  • 2,133 gigawatt-hours of energy, comparable to the annual electricity consumption of 175,000 average U.S. households.
  • 400 metric tons of hazardous waste, the equivalent to the weight of 3,300 refrigerators.
  • 4.4 billion liters of water consumption, saving enough to fill 1,756 Olympic sized swimming pools.

With total EPEAT registered products purchases exceeding 25 million, award winners are expected to collectively save more than $102 million over the life of the products.

“These figures demonstrate the commitment of EPEAT Purchaser Award recipients to drive sustainable technology procurement, leveraging EPEAT’s unique ability to calculate tangible results” remarked Bob Mitchell, CEO of the Global Electronics Council. “Impact measurement, along with third-party product verification and a user-friendly online registry make EPEAT invaluable to organizations working to realize their sustainability goals.”

By choosing EPEAT registered products, the 2024 award winners minimize their social & environmental impact and set a standard for other leading institutions to follow. GEC encourages all institutions to join the movement towards a more sustainable future by integrating EPEAT registered products into their procurement practices.

For more information about the EPEAT Purchaser Awards and to view the complete list of award winners, please visit globalelectronicscouncil.org/epeat-purchaser-awards.