Definition

EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool)

Part of the Hardware glossary:

EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) is a ranking system that helps purchasers in the public and private sectors evaluate, compare and select desktop computers, notebooks and monitors based on their environmental attributes. EPEAT evaluates products according to 51 specific criteria into three tiers of environmental performance – Bronze, Silver and Gold.

EPEAT is managed and operated by staff contracted from the Green Electronics Council. The tool was originally developed between August 2002 and May 2006 under a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ).

This was last updated in March 2011
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

Related Terms

Definitions

Glossaries

  • Hardware

    - Terms related to computer hardware, including definitions about cables, connectors and power supply units and words and phrases about computing peripheral devices including the keyboard, mouse, au...

  • Internet applications

    - This WhatIs.com glossary contains terms related to Internet applications, including definitions about Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery models and words and phrases about web sites, e-commerce ...

Ask a Question About EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool)Powered by ITKnowledgeExchange.com

Get answers from your peers on your most technical challenges

Tech TalkComment

Share
Comments

    Results

    Contribute to the conversation

    All fields are required. Comments will appear at the bottom of the article.