This list of external hyperlinks provides direct access to web sites that FEC believes may be of use to its partners.
- Other Government Web Links
- Acquisition and Procurement
- Operation and Maintenance
- End-of-Life Management
- Data Centers
- General Web Links
Other Government Web Links
FedCenter.gov, Electronics Stewardship
FedCenter.gov provides environmental stewardship and compliance assistance information focused exclusively on the needs of Federal government facilities.
Interagency Task Force on Electronics Stewardship The President charged the Task Force with developing a national strategy for electronics stewardship, with CEQ, EPA, and GSA as the leads. The Task Force has released the National Strategy for Electronics Stewardship.
Joint Service Pollution Prevention Technical Library, Electronic Products
A comprehensive clearinghouse for environmental information to help Department of Defense (DOD) installations and facilities proactively plan for the future of their missions and operations.
Acquisition and Procurement
Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT)
EPEAT is an easy-to-use evaluation tool that allows for the comparison and selection of electronic products based on environmental attributes, in addition to cost and performance considerations. Federal purchasers are required to purchase EPEAT-registered computers, monitors, televisions, and imaging equipment.
EPA's Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) Electronics Product and Service Information
EPA's EPP program provides resources to assist in the purchasing of environmentally preferable electronics, including: a list of environmental attributes to look for; procurement guidance; tools; case studies; and Web links. The FEC is managed by the EPP Program.
ENERGY STAR is a voluntary labeling program designed to identify and promote energy-efficient products to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. All federal entities, including FEC Partners, are required to enable ENERGY STAR features on their computers and monitors.
- ENERGY STAR Qualified Product Lists and Specifications
- Product Purchasing and Computer Power Management for Federal Agencies
Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), Energy-Efficient Product Procurement
The FEMP website provides product energy efficiency recommendations; interactive energy cost calculators and other resources to help in the purchasing and use of energy-efficient products.
- Energy Efficient Products
- Federal Requirements and Acquisition Guidance for Low Standby Power Products
Northwest Product Stewardship Council's Guide to Environmentally Preferable Computer Purchasing
To encourage manufacturers to adopt product stewardship practices, the Northwest Product Stewardship Council Work Group has developed a guide to help buyers include product stewardship principles in purchasing criteria and bids.
Responsible Purchasing Network (RPN)
This website offers a variety of green purchasing guides including one on imaging equipment. These guides provide information on how to buy products that are environmentally preferable, and include information on how to evaluate the product which will best support the needs of your organization.
U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), Sustainable Facilities Tool, Green Procurement, Office Electronics
GSA's SF Tool website has a section for green procurement of office electronics, which provides information on procurement requirements and GSA schedules for electricity-consuming products commonly used in an office environment, such as computers and imaging equipment.
Operation and Maintenance
ENERGY STAR is a voluntary labeling program designed to identify and promote energy-efficient products to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. All federal entities, including FEC Partners, are required to enable ENERGY STAR power management features on their computers and monitors.
U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Print Management Services
The GSA eLibrary site is part of the GSA Federal Acquisition Service that allows federal agencies to purchase print management services and devices in a more efficient manner. The website provides a list of contractors for a variety of print management support.
- Federal Management Regulation (FMR) Bulletin B-37, Print Management Guidance (PDF) (2 pp, 74 K, About PDF)
This site includes information about electronics waste, and recycling including statistics on the management of used and end-of-life electronics, regulations and standards for handling electronics, and resources for finding an electronics recycler.
Third Party Certification Standards for Electronics Recyclers
There are existing recycling certification programs that EPA and the FEC believe advance environmentally safe practices and include standards for use in third party certification of such efforts.
- Map of Certified Electronics Refurbishing and Recycling Facilities
- Responsible Recycling (R2) Practices for Use in Accredited Certification Programs
- e-Stewards Standard for Responsible Recycling and Reuse of Electronic Equipment®
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Guidelines for Media Sanitization (See "SP 800-88")
NIST published the Guidelines for Media Sanitization (NIST Special Publication 800-88) to assist with sanitization decision making when media require disposal, reuse, or will be leaving the effective control of an organization.
UNICOR Recycling Services
UNICOR provides environmentally sound electronic recycling services to the federal government and other organizations. UNICOR is a wholly owned government corporation whose mission is to train and employ inmates housed in Federal prisons.
GSA Personal Property Disposition
GSA’s Office of Personal Property Management helps federal agencies dispose of personal property that is no longer needed.
- FMR Bulletin B-34, Disposal of Federal Electronic Assets (PDF) (6 pp, 62 K, About PDF)
- Computers for Learning (CFL) Program
GSA's Environmental Services Schedule
GSA's Environmental Services Schedule provides contract support for the establishment and/or operation of waste management and/or recycling systems. Services include waste collection, reuse assessments, inventory, data destruction, and inventory transfer and/or disposal after compliance with GSA Office of Personal Property Management requirements.
National Center for Electronics Recycling (NCER)
The NCER is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the development and enhancement of a national infrastructure for the recycling of used electronics in the U.S.
ASHRAE Data Center Technical Guidebooks
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Technical Committee 9.9 provides technical information on heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) for the data communications industry.
The Green Grid
The Green Grid is a global consortium dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centers and business computing systems.
The Uptime Institute
The Uptime Institute provides information for the enterprise data center industry and for data center professionals.
General Web Links
Cornell University Sustainable Computing Initiative
This initiative is designed to help Cornell University partner to build sustainability into its IT environment. The website includes a Sustainable Computing Guide, other resources, and case studies.
GreenBiz: Computing and IT
GreenBiz: Computing and IT is a resource center for environmentally responsible computing developed by Greener World Media, Inc.
Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), GreenerGadgets
The CEA is a trade association that promotes growth in the consumer technology industry. CEA's GreenerGadgets website provides information on green purchasing, reuse and recycling of electronics.
The Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) - Electronics
PSI works with federal, state, and local governments to improve product stewardship practices through legislation, policy development, outreach, and education.