PPPL's Environmentally Preferrable Purchasing (EPP)
Executive Orders and DOE Orders require sustainable acquisition and procurement by ensuring that each of the following environmental performance and sustainability factors are included to the maximum extent practicable. PPPL requires all employees, contractors and subcontractors to adhere to federal EPP.
Federal Requirements by Product:
Appliances Building Finishes Building Furnishings
Cafeteria Products Cleaning Products Construction Materials
Contracted Printing Products Doors and Windows HVAC/Mechanical
Landscaping Products Lighting and Ceiling Fans Lube, Oil, Hydraulic Fluid, & Grease
Miscellaneous Non-Paper Office Products Office Electronics
Paper Office Products Park and Recreation Plumbing Systems
Refrigeration Systems Renewable Energy Roadway Construction
Vehicles and Vehicle Products
Federal Requirements by Service:
CPG Supplier Searchable Database - EPA designated product you are interested. You do not need to specify all of the criteria, just those that make sense to you.
ENERGYSTAR - Energy efficient products for building and homes.
FEMP Designated Energy Efficient Products - DOE's Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) energy efficiency requirements for appliances, operations and faciltiies.
SNAP Non Ozone-Depleting Alternative Products - US EPA program
USDA BioPreferred Program - 100% of purchases must include Biobased products.
WaterSense Water Efficient Products - US EPA Water efficency products.
Safer Choice Products - US EPA Program to procure safer chemical products.
Smart Way Transporters - US EPA Program reduces transportation-related emissions.
Resources to Procure Federal Purchasing
GSA Advantage offers thousands of products and services to meet your environmental purchasing goals. This Environmental page is designed to give you easy access to the wide variety of environmental products and services offered by GSA. We encourage you to purchase products designated as "Energy Star", "Recycled", "EPEAT" and more.
Compilation of the products for which EPA, DOE, and USDA have provided environmental or energy attribute recommendations. Mobile green product apps are also available for download.
The EPA Greener Products portal is designed to help the user navigate the increasingly important and complex world of greener products. It allows users to search for EPA programs related to greener products based on the type of user and their specific product interests. It also links to additional greener products information from EPA and other sources
The CPG program is authorized by Congress under Section 6002 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and Executive Order 13423. EPA is required to designate products that are or can be made with recovered materials, and to recommend practices for buying these products. Once a product is designated, procuring agencies are required to purchase it with the highest recovered material content level practicable.
US EPA can help you find and evaluate information about green products and services, identify federal green buying requirements, calculate the costs and benefits of purchasing choices, and manage green purchasing processes.
The FedCenter web site includes a consolidated source for Federal sustainable acquisition programs, including ENERGYSTAR, EPAT, WaterSense and the EPA Comprehensive Procurement Guide.