Frequent Questions

What is the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) and how does it relate to the Federal Electronics Challenge (FEC)?

The Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) is an easy-to-use evaluation tool that allows the comparison and selection of electronic products based on environmental attributes, in addition to cost and performance considerations. EPEAT-registered products meet minimum performance standards in areas such as energy efficiency, toxicity reduction and material selection. EPEAT standards are currently available for computer desktops, monitors and notebook computers.

EPEAT is the required method of product environmental assessment for desktop computers, laptops and monitors for FEC Partners and federal agencies, and helps Facility Partners meet the green procurement requirements of Executive Order 13514, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), and the FEC annual recognition process.

An overview of EPEAT (PDF, 77 KB) is available for FEC Partners. More detailed information is available at the EPEAT web site .

 

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