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MicroTech, EPEAT Join Forces to Support Green Information Technology Initiatives

Environmental Ratings Program Helps MicroTech End-Users Choose Green Technology; Award-winning Small Business is a Leading IT Reseller to Federal Government Agencies

 
PRLog - Apr. 28, 2009 - Vienna, VA—Information Technology provider MicroTech announced today that it has joined the EPEAT Partner Reseller Program to provide its customers with up-to-date, detailed information on environmentally preferable products, and support for green-focused purchasing decisions.  

EPEAT is the preeminent environmental ratings system for desktops, laptops and monitors. The EPEAT system rates products as Bronze, Silver or Gold based on a multi-attribute standard (IEEE Standard 1680 for the Environmental Assessment of Personal Computer Products) encompassing 51 environmental performance criteria.  MicroTech is a leading IT reseller — offering access across the U.S. Federal Government to over 300,000 commercial technology products and 2500 vendors via eight prominent ID/IQs and GWACs.

“Our customers are looking for more environmentally friendly product choices,” said Tony Jimenez , President and CEO of MicroTech. “The EPEAT system’s breadth of products and manufacturers, stringent criteria and stakeholder involvement means that we can confidently promote EPEAT-registered products to our customers, knowing they will find the product solutions they need and also reap significant environmental benefits.”

EPEAT Reseller Partners like MicroTech provide EPEAT product rating information in their electronic catalogs, train their sales staff to knowledgably support customers’ EPEAT purchasing, and provide customers with EPEAT purchase reporting on request. All of these services meet the requirements of EPEAT’s model purchasing criteria.

“We congratulate MicroTech on responding to their customers’ desire to improve the environmental and energy performance of their computing operations by becoming an EPEAT Partner,” said Jeff Omelchuck of EPEAT. “By providing EPEAT ratings data to their end users, MicroTech will help them choose products with less toxic content, lower energy consumption and operating costs, and offer easier end of life management options. And as an EPEAT Partner, they communicate their commitment to supporting green initiatives to their customers, their suppliers and their employees.”

All EPEAT registered products must meet 23 mandatory environmental criteria. An additional 28 optional criteria are used to determine whether products earn EPEAT Bronze, Silver, or Gold recognition. Compared to traditional computer equipment, all EPEAT-registered computers have reduced levels of cadmium, lead, and mercury to better protect human health and the environment. They are more energy efficient, which reduces costs and emissions of climate changing greenhouse gases. In addition, manufacturers must offer environmentally responsible recycling options for all EPEAT-registered products.

“We are very excited to have the support we need from EPEAT to deliver ‘green’ value to our customers as we work with them to meet their product needs,” Jimenez said. “We also look forward to expanding the program as EPEAT adds new product standards in the future.”

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MicroTech is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned and 8(a) Small Business (SDVOSB) delivering robust process-driven performance for mission success. MicroTech is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Symantec Managed Services Partner, Tandberg Platinum Partner, Autonomy Added Value Reseller, VMware Professional Partner, EMC Velocity Partner, Adobe Solutions Partner, and Polycom Premier Partner. MicroTech has been named to the prestigious Inc. 500, ranking the 500 fastest growing private companies, Washington Business Journal's Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies, Hispanic Business’ HB500 – as a Top 500 Hispanic-Owned Business, and Washington Technology's Top 25 8(a), recognizing the most successful 8(a) businesses in the government marketplace. MicroTech is headquartered just outside the Nation’s Capital in Vienna, Virginia, with key offices in Richmond, Greensboro, North Carolina, Huntsville, Alabama; and Colorado Springs, Colorado. For more details, visit www.MicroTech.net.

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