- Federal agencies are required to purchase products as designated or specified under this program
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Legal Requirements Lists federal requirements related to the purchase of this item, including applicable Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) requirements
Life Cycle Cost Savings
Life Cycle Costing (LCC) aims to quantify the financial impact of a product over its entire life cycle to assist consumers in making decisions that will save them money over the long term.
For most applications, Energy Star-qualified televisions have the lowest life-cycle cost. An efficient product is cost effective when the energy costs saved over the life of the product exceed the additional upfront cost (if any) of the more efficient model. Energy Star considers both upfront costs and lifetime energy cost savings when setting required efficiency levels. According to EPA, if all televisions sold in the United States were Energy Star certified, the cost savings would grow to more than $800 million each year and more than 11 billion pounds of annual greenhouse gas emissions would be prevented, equivalent to the emissions from over 1.1million vehicles. Federal purchasers can assume that Energy Star-qualified products are life-cycle cost effective. On its Purchasing & Procurement page, Energy Star offers MS-Excel-based calculators to estimate how much money and energy you can save purchasing ENERGY STAR consumer electronics products. For EPEAT-registered products, the Green Electronics Council offers a benefits calculator to quantify the environmental and financial benefits compared to standard products.
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The 2015 Federal Electronic Asset Take-Back Guidance addresses the inclusion of provisions in contracts or leases for manufacturer or reseller take-back of used electronic assets.
The FAR was amended in June 2014 to add clause 52.223-14 Acquisition of EPEAT®–Registered Televisions, which requires the delivery or supply of EPEAT®–registered televisions. Refer to FAR 23.705 for prescribed usage of the clause.
The effective date of the Energy Star Version 8 Television specification will be March 1, 2019. Products included in this specification are: (1) marketed to the consumer as a TV/HTD (i.e., TV/HTD is the primary function); (2) capable of being powered from a wall outlet or with an external power supply; and (3) meet one of the following product type definitions:
- Hospitality TV/HTDs
- Home Theater Displays
Products excluded from the Version 8 specification are:
- TV/HTDs with a Main Battery that enables operation without connected mains power.
- Products with a computer input port (e.g., VGA), that are marketed and sold primarily as computer monitors or other displays, and that do not contain an integrated TV tuner encased within the product housing