The Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) has been recognized as a 2022 EPEAT Purchaser Award winner, which celebrates leaders in sustainable electronics procurement. The award comes from the Global Electronics Council (GEC), the non-profit organization that manages the EPEAT ecolabel.
“It is an honor to receive such an important award for the NNSS and to be recognized as a leader in sustainable IT procurement,” said Doug Neumann, Deputy CIO, Information Technology/Cyber Security at NNSS. “This EPEAT Award recognizes the hard work and dedication that we have focused on for many years to achieve environmentally responsible IT purchasing throughout our organization.”
The EPEAT Purchaser Award recognizes organizations for excellence in sustainable procurement of electronic equipment identified as more energy efficient, less toxic, longer lasting, and easier to recycle than products that do not meet EPEAT criteria, while also addressing labor and human rights issues along the entire supply chain.
Ron Duplex, Principal Infrastructure Analyst at NNSS, said, “The challenges of the supply chain currently focus the NNSS on key strategies to ensure deliverables are met, leading the site to continue to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and environmental impact, increase energy efficiencies and realize economic benefits. Despite the challenges, it is always the right time to do the right thing.”
Among other measurable environmental impacts, NNSS’ sustainable purchasing throughout 2021 reduced greenhouse gases by 268 thousand kilograms and saved more than 1 million kilowatt hours of energy—equivalent to taking 57 average U.S. passenger vehicles off the road for a year, and saving enough electricity to power 102 average U.S. households.
The awards were formally announced at a virtual ceremony on July 28, 2022. Find out more about the GEC EPEAT Awards at their website.