ENVIRONMENTALLY PREFERRABLE PURCHASING
GSA Advantage offers thousands of products and services to meet your environmental purchasing goals. This Environmental page is designed to give you easy access to the wide variety of environmental products and services offered by GSA. We encourage you to purchase products designated as "Energy Star", "Recycled", "EPEAT" and more.
This website provides a compilation of the products for which EPA, DOE, and USDA have provided environmental or energy attribute recommendations. Mobile green product apps are also available for download.
The EPA Greener Products portal is designed to help the user navigate the increasingly important and complex world of greener products. It allows users to search for EPA programs related to greener products based on the type of user and their specific product interests. It also links to additional greener products information from EPA and other sources
The CPG program is authorized by Congress under Section 6002 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and Executive Order 13423. EPA is required to designate products that are or can be made with recovered materials, and to recommend practices for buying these products. Once a product is designated, procuring agencies are required to purchase it with the highest recovered material content level practicable.
This searchable database will help you find a supplier for the EPA designated product you are interested. You do not need to specify all of the criteria, just those that make sense to you.
The ENERGYSTAR web site includes information about energy efficient products, building and homes. The information available here can be used both at PPPL and in your home.
Federal agencies are required to procure energy-efficient products. DOE's Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) FEMP produces energy efficiency requirements and resources to help Federal buyers comply with Federal requirements while saving energy and costs. FEMP also provides training seminars, energy and cost models, and model contract language for the purchase of energy efficient products.
Federal agencies are required to purchase EPEAT-registered electronic equipment whenever possible. EPEAT is the definitive global registry for greener electronics. It's an easy-to-use resource for purchasers, manufacturers, resellers and others wanting to find or promote environmentally preferable products.
At the EPA web site you'll find information about the science of ozone depletion, EPA's regulatory approach to protecting the ozone layer, alternatives to ozone-depleting substances, and sun safety.
The US Department of Agriculture's 'BioPreferred' program promotes the increased purchase and use of biobased products in order to promote economic development, creating new jobs and providing new markets for farm commodities.
Save water and protect the environment by choosing WaterSense labeled products in your home and business and taking simple steps to save water each day. Learn more about WaterSense and what you can do to help make every drop count.
This web site from EPA can help you find and evaluate information about green products and services, identify federal green buying requirements, calculate the costs and benefits of purchasing choices, and manage green purchasing processes.
The FedCenter web site includes a consolidated source for Federal sustainable acquisition programs, including ENERGYSTAR, EPAT, WaterSense and the EPA Comprehensive Procurement Guide.