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The Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) is a voluntary online procurement and environmental rating tool for electronic computing equipment that is designed to help consumers evaluate a product's attributes as they relate to the environment.
EPEAT, which was created by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Green Electronics Council (GEC), provides registered environmental product data and helps manufacturers promote environmentally sustainable products. EPEAT is based on a set of 23 performance criteria.
EPEAT was developed to meet a growing institutional demand for information on systems' environmental performance, cost and performance.
According to the EPEAT Development Project, selling six months' worth of EPEAT-registered green computers would produce the following energy/environmental savings: