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The Green Purchasing Program at USDA . US Forest Service Sustainable Operations Summit Session: Green Purchasing 19 November 2008. Outcomes. Awareness of green product categories Use USDAAdvantage! to buy green Use GSAAdvantage! to buy green Use other BPA’s to Buy Green IT. 2 of 67.

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the green purchasing program at usda

The Green Purchasing Program at USDA

US Forest Service Sustainable Operations Summit

Session: Green Purchasing

19 November 2008

outcomes
Outcomes
  • Awareness of green product categories
  • Use USDAAdvantage! to buy green
  • Use GSAAdvantage! to buy green
  • Use other BPA’s to Buy Green IT

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What is “Green” Purchasing?

“Green” purchasing encompasses the following mandatory components:

• Recycled content products, also known as Comprehensive Procurement Guideline (CPG) Items

• Energy-efficient products; Energy Star and FEMP products

• Biobased products

• Environmentally preferable products (EPP)

• EPEAT Products

• Water Efficient Products

• Non-ozone depleting substances

• Alternative fuel vehicles/alternative fuels

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40¢

19¢

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EPEAT

  • Electronic Product EnvironmentalAssessment Tool (EPEAT)
  • Covers laptops, desktops, and monitors
  • IEEE 1680-2006 Standard— 23 required, 28 Optional Environmental Criteria

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epeat
EPEAT
  • EPEAT Environmental Criteria Categories:
  • 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

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further training
Further Training
  • Defense Acquisition University:

https://learn.dau.mil/html/clc/Clc1.jsp?cl(Course CLC046--Green Procurement)

  • Biobased: http://www.usda.gov/procurement/programs/biobased/training/aware/USDA_Biobased_Awareness.htm
  • USDA Green Purchasing: http://energyworkshops.org.webhosting.tds.net/index.html

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Contact Info

Mark Sajbel - mark.sajbel@da.usda.gov202-720-8924

http://www.greening.usda.gov/

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