EPEAT is a system to help purchasers in the public and private sectors evaluate, compare and select desktop computers, notebooks and monitors based on their environmental attributes. EPEAT also provides a clear and consistent set of performance criteria for the design of products and provides an opportunity for manufacturers to secure market recognition for efforts to reduce the environmental impact of its products.
EPEAT evaluates electronic products according to three tiers of environmental performance - Bronze, Silver and Gold. The complete set of performance criteria includes 23 required criteria and 28 optional criteria in 8 categories. To be EPEAT registered, products must meet all the required criteria. Products may then achieve a higher level EPEAT "rating" by meeting additional optional criteria, as follows:
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