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Executive Order 13423

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This is a presidential executive order aimed at “Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management.”

On January 24th, 2007, President George W. Bush signed Executive Order 13423, “Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management.” The order sets goals in the areas of energy efficiency, acquisition, renewable energy, toxics reductions, recycling, renewable energy, sustainable buildings, electronics stewardship, fleets, and water conservation. In addition the order requires more widespread use of Environmental Management Systems as the framework in which to manage and continually improve these sustainable practices.


From an IT standpoint, among other things, the order requests development of ways to "ensure that the agency
(i) when acquiring an electronic product to meet its requirements, meets at least 95 percent of those requirements with an Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT)-registered electronic product, unless there is no EPEAT standard for such product,
(ii) enables the Enegy Star feature on agency computers and monitors,
(iii) establishes and implements policies to extend the useful life of agency electronic equipment, and
(iv) uses environmentally sound practices with respect to disposition of agency electronic equipment that has reached the end of its useful life.

Background on the order, the full text of the order, and other information can be found at the Office of the Federal Environmental Executive's Executive Order 13423 section.

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