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The state buys televisions to efficiently display and communicate information. Televisions, among other electronics, consume electricity and indirectly contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. Therefore energy consumption is a key purchasing and operational consideration .

Green Contracts

Currently there is no green statewide commodity contract for this commodity.

To assist state departments with the identification of Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) products that meet EPP criteria, the Department of General Services (DGS) EPP program has developed DGS purchasing standards.

DGS Purchasing Standards

DGS purchasing standards provide the minimum criteria purchases must meet to be considered EPP, aka “green”, by the state of California. They establish a mechanism for incorporating performance and environmental requirements that meet the state’s environmentally preferable goals, into procurement and policy.

Laws, Regulations and Policy


  • California Code of Regulations, Title 20, Division 2, Chapter 4, Article 4, Sections 1601-1609 - Appliance Efficiency Regulations


  • Executive Order B-18-12 - Governor's Green Building Initiative

Certifications and Standards

  • ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient
  • Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT®)

Buying Tips

  • Use the ENERGY STAR® webpage to search for certified products.
  • Use the EPEAT® webpage to search for certified products.

References and Resources