GreenStar Hub to Promote EPEAT in Sustainable Group-Buying Marketplace

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The innovative bidding platform will highlight the green electronics rating system among its network of buyers and sellers.

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GreenStar Hub will collaborate with the Green Electronics Council to help the GSH group-buy marketplace prefer EPEAT-registered electronics in their strategic sourcing initiatives.

The Green Electronics Council today announced that GreenStar Hub, a group-buy marketplace and bidding platform for sustainable products and services, has committed to the EPEAT® Champion program. GreenStar Hub will highlight the EPEAT green electronics rating system throughout its innovative marketplace, including its Green Builders market segment.

EPEAT is the definitive global rating system for greener electronics. It is used as an environmental purchasing requirement by eight national governments, including the United States, and is integrated into hundreds of municipal, educational, healthcare and enterprise IT contracts worldwide.

“We’ve already incorporated EPEAT into our patent-pending GreenStar Rating and will soon begin pooling orders of environmentally preferable electronics from our marketplace,” said Tam Phung, CEO of GreenStar Hub. “It's an honor to be selected as an EPEAT Champion. I look forward to highlighting EPEAT among our GreenStar Hub Network of buyers and sellers using our GreenStar Wall content management platform and mobile app to be launched soon.”

With categories for PCs, monitors, televisions, printers, copiers, multifunction devices and other Imaging Equipment, the EPEAT system is becoming an integral part of the IT channel. Leading distributors and resellers regularly use EPEAT to support their customers’ green purchasing initiatives.

As an EPEAT Champion, GreenStar Hub will collaborate with the Green Electronics Council on support and education initiatives to help the group-buy marketplace prefer EPEAT in their strategic sourcing initiatives. The organizations will also create links between their websites to provide complementary education and resources to visitors.

About GreenStar Hub
GreenStar Hub (GSH) is a group buy marketplace and bidding platform for sustainable products and services. GSH serve businesses and governments. GSH uses its proprietary assessment GreenStar RatingT to score products, services, and projects using 5 leaves. Existing certifications and third party verifications are weighted so that with just a few questions, GSH learning algorithms can quickly assess how green the product is. This assessment tool is intended to give the buyer an idea if something is considered green by existing standards. EnergyStar, EPEAT, EcoSense, Cradle to Cradle, UL, and LEED are just a few examples of certifications used.

EPEAT is the definitive global registry for greener electronics. EPEAT combines strict, comprehensive criteria for design, production, energy use and recycling with ongoing independent verification of manufacturer claims. More than 533 million EPEAT-registered products have been sold worldwide since 2006, resulting in significant environmental benefits. EPEAT was developed through a stakeholder consensus process and is managed by the Green Electronics Council, a non-profit organization based in Portland, Oregon.

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