Computers & Monitors

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Info on this product category: Computers & Monitors

Why Go Green

Watch this video to see where electronics might end up unless properly recycled through electronics recycling companies certified by e-Stewards. The Green Electronics Council also publishes periodic reports showing EPEAT's large-scale environmental benefits.

Criteria for Computers & Monitors

Must meet San Francisco Committee on Information Technology (COIT)/SF Approved Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Requirements.  This policy requires that City departments purchase only EPEAT-Gold registered products. Exemptions to this policy can only be made by the Department of Technology.

Last updated

Last updated: 
August 1, 2009

Guide for City Staff

San Francisco was the first U.S. city to require City Departments to buy computers that meet the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) Gold standard. City staff can buy EPEAT Gold registered computer equipment through the Technology Store contract. Unlike other citywide contracts, the Technology Store is a collection of prequalified vendors - not a list of products. Vendors on the Technology Store contract maintain listings of electronic products that meet the City's requirements, and also offer other services such as packaging takeback.