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Contract language, specifications, and policies created and used by federal, state, and local governments and others to buy environmentally preferable products and services.
Environmental standards and guidelines for the product you want to buy.
Other useful sources of information to facilitate the purchase of environmentally preferable products and services.
Vendor lists. These lists are compiled by other organizations and include products containing recycled content, biobased materials, etc., as well as fuel-efficient and alternative fuel vehicles. PLEASE NOTE: Linking to these lists does not constitute endorsement of these products or companies on the part of EPA's Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program. Some lists include product brands that have had their environmental claims certified by a third-party certifier, while others do not.
Product brand lists for federal purchasers:
- Mandatory purchase items for federal purchasers compiled by EPA. These include products designated under the federal Energy Star, CPG, Bio-Preferred, Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), EPEAT, and WaterSense programs. Items identified as Energy Star or FEMP-designated energy efficient products and items under the CPG program MUST be purchased in accordance with FAR Part 23. The mandatory purchase lists can also help federal agencies meet the requirements of E.O.s 13423 and 13514 and FAR Part 23, and include energy-efficient, fuel-efficient, and alternative fuel vehicles.
- Products compiled by other organizations. Product lists compiled by other organizations can also help federal agencies meet the requirements of E.O.s 13423 and 13514, FAR Part 23, and other federal mandates. While not all of the items listed in this section are subject to federal purchase mandates or FAR Part 23, they are available with environmentally preferable attributes and should be given preferential consideration in every procurement opportunity.