February 4, 2014 -- EPA has extended the comment period on its proposed Draft Guidelines for Product Environmental Performance Standards and Ecolabels for Voluntary Use in Federal Procurement to help federal purchasers select greener products and meet sustainability purchasing goals. Comments must be received on or before April 25, 2014.
Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) helps the federal government "buy green," and in doing so, uses the federal government's enormous buying power to stimulate market demand for green products and services. Geared first to help federal purchasers, this site can help green vendors, businesses large and small -- and consumers. Use the easy index to:
- Find and evaluate information about green products and services;
- Identify federal green buying requirements;
- Calculate the costs and benefits of purchasing choices;
- Manage green purchasing processes.
Sections of the site most useful to consumers include: finding and evaluating green products and services; tools and related links.
- EPA's Final Guidance on Environmentally Preferable Purchasing
- Executive Orders
- Federal Acquisition Regulation
- EPA's Green Purchasing Guides
- Green Product and Service Standards