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Assessment Summaries of Environmental Performance Standards and Ecolabels for Federal Procurement

The assessment summaries below provide detailed information regarding the standards and ecolabels in EPA’s Recommendations. For each standard and ecolabel, these summaries outline:

  • Whether it aligns with applicable federal programs; and
  • How it addresses the four sections outlined in the Guidelines:
    • Section I: Process for Developing Standards;
    • Section II: Environmental Effectiveness of the Standard;
    • Section III: Conformity Assessment;
    • Section IV: Management of Ecolabel Programs.

 The assessments were based upon EPA’s Guidelines for Environmental Performance Standards and Ecolabels

Please email if you are interested in:

  • A Microsoft Excel version of one or more of the assessment summaries
  • Requesting a copy of a standard/ecolabel’s full Pilot Guidelines assessment. Note that these are only available for standards/ecolabels identified with footnote 1 on the EPA Recommendations page.
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