EPEAT Bronze or Higher Computers (Desktops, Laptops, Monitors, Tablets, Thin Clients, Workstations)

Please note:  The purchasing requirement for computers & monitors will change beginning in July, 2019 to "EPEAT Bronze or better," due to the adoption of stricter standards within EPEAT.


Consumer, Industrial

Cost Savings

US EPA's calculator shows cost savings of choosing EPEAT products. 

Environmental & Health Information

EPEAT addresses the following product objectives (read more):

  • Reduction/elimination of environmentally sensitive materials
  • Materials selection
  • Design for end of life
  • Product longevity/life cycle extension
  • Energy conservation
  • End of life management
  • Corporate performance
  • Packaging

Info on this product category: Computers & Monitors

Why Go Green

Watch this video to see where electronics might end up unless properly recycled through electronics recycling companies certified by e-Stewards. The Green Electronics Council also publishes periodic reports showing EPEAT's large-scale environmental benefits.

Criteria for Computers & Monitors

Elected officials, employees, consultants, and vendors working on behalf of the City are required to comply with the Committee on Information Technology (COIT) Green Technology Purchasing Policy: sfcoit.org/GreenPolicy.  It states:

  • Purchases initiated before June 28, 2019: All desktops, laptops, tablets, workstations, thin clients and computer monitors are required to achieve Gold registration in the EPEAT system in the U.S. at the time of purchase.
  • Purchases initiated after June 28, 2019:  All desktops, laptops, tablets, workstations, thin clients and computer monitors are required to be registered in the EPEAT system at the time of purchase at Bronze level or higher.

Last updated

Last updated: 
February 19, 2019

Guide for City Staff

City staff can buy this equipment through the Technology Store contract. Unlike other citywide contracts, the Technology Store is a collection of prequalified vendors - not a list of products. Vendors on the Technology Store contract maintain listings of electronic products that meet the City's requirements, and also offer other services such as packaging takeback.


Citywide Contract

Special Purchasing Instructions

See discounted prices in the most recent Technology Marketplace Checklist, then User Guide.  


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Product Reviews

Dell Monitors-

Average: 5 (1 vote)

They saved the limited energy sources we have at HOJ and the lights did not go out as often.

March 31, 2014

Dell Desktop

Average: 5 (1 vote)

They work great and saved energy, we had less times when the circuits shorted and the lights went out at HOJ.

March 31, 2014

Lenovo X-series laptops

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Lenovo X-series laptops are light and energy efficient. We use the X220 model. In some situations, staff can use this laptop as a replacement for a desktop PC.

March 31, 2014

IBM Laptops

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Are great, they use less electricity and really saved us from having the lights go out all the time at HOJ.

March 31, 2014