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The Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) is an increasingly popular rating for selecting environmentally friendly IT equipment with a lower total cost of ownership. In fact, the U.S. government, which purchases 2.2 million computers a year, now requires that 95% of new PC acquisitions meet the EPEAT standards.
This is one of two notes on EPEAT. IT departments stand to gain a host of benefits at minimal cost, so first understand how EPEAT qualification works. Then, read the Info-Tech Advisor research note, “Use EPEAT to Decrease Equipment Costs and Help the Environment,” to learn more about using EPEAT to IT's benefit.