Sustainable Acquisition Guide

You can do your part to help further Berkeley Lab’s Sustainable Acquisition mission by taking the following steps to ensure that you “buy green” whenever possible.

leaf_1How to Buy Green Office Supplies

When purchasing office supplies or cleaning supplies through eBuy, look for goods that are environmentally friendly and sustainable. We’ve made this easier for you by establishing a list of sustainable products. This list contains environmentally preferred products selected for high standards and performance.  You can find the list of recommendations under the Recommend Product Sustainability area in the eBuy Marketplace.

leaf_3How to Buy Green Lab Supplies

eBuy is your one-stop shop for all lab and scientific equipment supplies. Through eBuy, you can order items directly from a merchant’s catalog. Green lab products and available among suppliers catalogs, such as Grainger, MilliporeSigma, and WVR.

leaf_1How to Buy Green Computer Products

eBuy is also your one-stop shop for all computer products. Anacapa and Wildflower currently handles our electronic products. Their commitment to protect the environment and support sustainable products is commendable. Ninety-five percent of their computer products are EPEAT registered. If you order a non-EPEAT item, the sales representative will suggest EPEAT alternatives and make sure that the alternative product will meet your requirement.


Anacapa is our small HubZone Supplier that handles computer peripherals, software, electronic equipment and supplies for Anacapa Apple and Dell. Wildflower handles the same for CDW-G.

Click here for Account Manager information for Anacapa and Wildflower.

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Federal agencies, including Department of Energy National Laboratories, are required to purchase energy-efficient products, which save money, energy, and greenhouse gas emissions over the life of the equipment. To help buyers purchase efficient models, the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) maintains acquisition guidance for the 60 product categories covered by various efficiency programs. Covered product categories fall under six broad product types: Heating and Cooling, IT & Electronics, Lighting, Commercial Food Service Equipment, Appliances, and Other.

When ordering energy-using products (such as refrigerators, boilers, chillers or HVAC equipment), please consider the following sources for information: