Last week Fermilab became one of 17 recipients of the first EPEAT Purchaser Award, which recognizes excellence in the green procurement of electronics. Fermilab was also one of nine three-star award winners, the highest level that can be achieved.
The combined efforts of the 2015 EPEAT Purchaser Award winners resulted in enough energy savings to power more than 6,500 U.S. households for one year and carbon reductions equal to removing more than 11,000 passenger cars from the road for a year.
The award winners were recognized for their procurement efforts in up to three categories: PCs and displays, imaging equipment, and televisions. Award winners earned one star for each category in which they committed to purchasing environmentally preferable electronics registered in the EPEAT green-rating system.
Congratulations to the environmental officers, procurement staff, computing staff and purchasers who made this award possible.
EPEAT is the definitive global rating system for greener electronics and is managed by the Green Electronics Council.