Energy-Efficient Purchasing FAQ
Frequently asked questions and resources for local governments in ICLEI USA’s Pacific Northwest and Islands Region
What Is Energy-Efficient Purchasing?
Energy efficient purchasing refers to the purchase of appliances and equipment that are more energy efficient than their traditional counterparts. It falls under the umbrella of green purchasing—also known as environmentally preferable purchasing—in which procurement guidelines are used to choose products and services that have a lesser or reduced effect on human health and the environment compared with their traditional counterparts.
Browse these FAQs tailored to local governments in ICLEI's Pacific Northwest and Islands Region--but also useful for any local government. And to learn more about environmentally preferable purchasing in general, view ICLEI's Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Guide.