The following are links to other Web sites that provide additional environmentally preferred purchasing information.
The Whole Building Design Guide The goal of 'Whole Building' Design is to create a successful high-performance building by applying an integrated design and team approach to the project during the planning and programming phases.
Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program The Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program is EPA's program to evaluate and regulate substitutes for the ozone-depleting chemicals that are being phased out under the stratospheric ozone protection provisions of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
ENERGY STAR Qualified Products ENERGY STAR, created in 1992, is a joint program of the EPA and DOE. Products in more than 60 categories are eligible for the ENERGY STAR. They use less energy, save money, and help protect the environment.
EPEAT EPEAT is a system that helps purchasers evaluate, compare and select electronic products based on their environmental attributes. The system currently covers desktop and laptop computers, thin clients, workstations and computer monitors.
WaterSense WaterSense seeks to decrease indoor and outdoor nonagricultural water use through more efficient products, equipment, and programs. With its recognizable label, WaterSense helps consumers easily identify water-efficient products in the marketplace while ensuring product performance and encouraging innovation in manufacturing.
For DOE Sustainable Acquisition questions, contact Shab Fardanesh (202-586-7011).