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Green Purchasing Laws, Resources, and References

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Federal Acquisition Regulations
Executive Orders
NIH Policies and Guidance
Additional Resources

Energy Policy Act of 1992, Section 303 (EPAct)

Farm Security and Rural Investment Act, Section 9002 (May 13, 2002)

National Energy Conservation Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 8262g). Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 (PPA 42 U.S.C. 13101 and 13102, s/s et seq. (1990). . exit disclaimer

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976, Section 6002 (RCRA, 42 U.S.C. s/s 321et seq. (1976)  exit disclaimer

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Federal Acquisition Regulations exit disclaimerSee Part 23, Subparts 2, 4,7, 8, 9, and 10:

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Executive Orders
Waste Prevention, Recycling, Federal Acquisition (EO 13101, September 14, 2000)

exit disclaimerEnergy Efficient Management (EO 13123, June 3, 1999) exit disclaimer

Developing and Promoting Biobased Products and Bioenergy (EO 13134, August 12, 1999) exit disclaimer

Leadership in Environmental Management (EO 13148, April 21, 2000) exit disclaimer

Federal Fleet and Transportation Efficiency (EO 13149, April 21, 2000) exit disclaimer

Energy Efficient Standby Power Devices (EO 13221, July 31, 2001)  exit disclaimer

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NIH Policies and Guidance
NIH Manual Issuance No. 3032 Waste Management. PDF File

NIH Pollution Prevention Plan (P2 Plan). Hardcopy only. Contact DEP for a copy.
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Additional Resources

Alternative and Less Hazardous Products for Medical Applications. Sustainable Hospitals Project. exit disclaimer

Biobased Products Program, USDA exit disclaimer
Biobased SuperCenter exit disclaimer

Comprehensive Procurement Guideline (Recycled Content Products), EPA
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Department of Defense – DoD EMall exit disclaimer

Database of Environmental Information for Products and Services, EPA exit disclaimer

Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) exit disclaimer

Environmentally Preferable Products, EPA exit disclaimer
Energy Star®, EPA exit disclaimer

Energy Efficient Products and Minimal Standby Power Devices, DOE exit disclaimer

Federal Agency Compliance Guidance exit disclaimer

Federal Fleet/Alternative Fuel Vehicles, OFEE exit disclaimer

GSA Advantage!® exit disclaimer
GSA Environmental Products Overview
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GSA Environmental Products Guide exit disclaimer

Green Seal Organization exit disclaimer

Health Care Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) Network Information Exchange Bulletin. Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance. exit disclaimer

Hospitals for a Healthy Environment. Environmentally Preferable Procurement.  exit disclaimer
NIH Mercury Elimination Campaign – Lists of alternatives to mercury containing products exit disclaimer

Non-Ozone Depleting Substances, EPA exit disclaimer

Office of the Federal Environmental Executive. .
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Office Supplies, Environmentally Preferred, Online Procurement, EPA exit disclaimer

Purchasing for Pollution Prevention Project. INFORM.  exit disclaimer

Supplier Database for Recycled Content (CPG Designated) Products, EPA exit disclaimer

Training on Environmentally Preferable Purchasing, OFEE exit disclaimer
Water Efficiency Program, EPA exit disclaimer

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Egan PD, Kaiser B. Can Environmental Purchasing Reduce Mercury in U.S. Health Care? Environmental Health Perspectives. 110(9):847-851.

Messelbeck J, Sutherland L. (2000). Applying Environmental Design to Biomedical Products Research. Environmental Health Perspectives. 108(S6):

Messelbeck J, Sutherland L. (2000). Applying Environmental Design to Biomedical Products Research. Environmental Health Perspectives. 108(S6):

Spegel R, Meadows D. (1999). Green Building Materials. A Guide to Product Selection and Specification. New York: John Wiley & Sons.

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This page was last updated on Sep 20, 2018