You can now calculate the environmental benefits of your EPEAT-registered desktop or laptop computer.
at the University of Tennessee has developed the The Center for Clean Products and Clean Technologies to assist institutional purchasers – including those in the Electronics Environmental Benefits Calculator (EEBC) program – to quantifying the benefits of environmentally sound equipment. The tool is currently designed to evaluate desktop and laptop computers registered with Federal Electronic Challenge . EPEAT
The metrics used to measure the environmental benefits of products include:
Savings in energy use
Savings in virgin material use (increase in recycled materials)
Savings in CO2 or greenhouse gas emissions
Savings in air emissions
Savings in water emissions
Savings is toxic materials
Savings in municipal solid waste generation
Savings in hazardous waste generation
Savings in cost
The University of Texas developed the calculator under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. EPA and with support from Abt Associates and Dillon Environmental Associates.
The beta version of the calculator is in Excel format, but the EPA plans to make the calculator available soon as a web-based tool.
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