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The State buys televisions to fulfill its needs to efficiently display and communicate information. Televisions, among other electronics, consume electricity and indirectly contribute to greenhouse gas emission. The reduction of the electricity consumption by a product powered by an ordinary AC plug, also known as plug load, is a key purchasing and operational consideration for commercial office space. The State thrives to purchase energy efficient televisions and other electronics to reduce plug load and greenhouse gas emission.

Green Contracts

Currently there is not a Green Statewide Commodity Contract for this commodity.

To assist state departments with the identification of Environmentally Preferable (EPP) products that meet EPP criteria, the DGS EPP program has developed DGS Purchasing Standard(s). Use a DGS Purchasing Standard to buy green. The DGS Purchasing Standards are available below.

DGS Purchasing Standards

DGS Purchasing Standards provide the minimum criteria purchases must meet to be considered Environmentally Preferable (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.

The State of California may offer purchasing mechanisms for these commodities. Ordering departments must adhere to all applicable laws, regulations and policies. These purchasing mechanisms may contain items that the supplier has identified as "green" in their catalog. Items may only qualify as green when purchased by the State of California if they adhere to the applicable DGS Purchasing Standard or other established EPP criteria. The applicable DGS Purchasing Standard is listed above. 

Laws, Regulations and Policy


  • Public Contract Code Sections 12153-12156 - State Agency Buy Recycled Campaign


  • 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

  • California Energy Commission Appliance Efficiency Regulations Compliant
  • Energy Star®
  • Energy Star® Most Efficient
  • Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT)
  • State Agency Buy Recycled Campaign (SABRC) Compliant

Buying Tips

  • Use the California Energy Commission’s Appliance Efficiency Database to search for compliant products.
  • Use the Energy Star webpage to search for certified products.
  • Use the EPEAT webpage to search for certified products.
  • Request Postconsumer Recycled Content (PCRC) information from supplier(s).

References and Resources