The City of Seattle has been named as a Leader in Sustainable Electronics Procurement with a 2022 EPEAT Purchaser Award

The City of Seattle has been recognized as a 2022 EPEAT Purchaser Award winner, which celebrates leaders in sustainable electronics procurement. The award comes from the Global Electronics Council (GEC), the non-profit organization that manages the EPEAT ecolabel. EPEAT allows City of Seattle to efficiently address the lifecycle impacts of the electronics we purchase, including computers, displays, printers, copiers, network equipment, mobile phones, servers, photovoltaic modules, inverters, and televisions. The sustainability impact is a cost savings of $178,962 annually.

The savings is equivalent to:

  • The water consumption of four Olympic sized pools 
  • A material conservation equal to the weight of 2,470 bricks 
  • A GHG reduction equivalent to taking 201 average US passenger cars off the road for a year 
  • An energy savings equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of 362 average US households 
  • The solid waste equivalent to an annual waste generation of 49 average US households 

Seattle Information Technology uses EPEAT in purchasing contracts to require that our vendors only provide electronics that meet strict sustainability criteria. These products are more energy-efficient, less toxic, longer-lasting, and easier to recycle than products that do not meet EPEAT criteria while addressing labor and human rights issues along the entire supply chain.

We are proud to have received this recognition and is committed to the continued procurement of sustainable electronics! The City of Seattle was recognized for its commitment to sustainable IT procurement in a virtual ceremony on July 28. The City of Seattle also won this award in 2016, 2018, and 2019.