EPEAT Gold Computers, Monitors, Tablets


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

Criteria for EPEAT Gold Computers, Monitors, Tablets

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

Must meet San Francisco Committee on Information Technology (COIT)/SF Approved Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Requirements.  This policy requires that City departments purchase only EPEAT-Gold registered products. Exemptions to this policy can only be made by the Department of Technology.

Last updated

Last updated: 
August 1, 2009

Guide for City Staff

San Francisco was the first U.S. city to require City Departments to buy computers that meet the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) Gold standard. City staff can buy EPEAT Gold registered computer 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