SOURCE: Green Electronics

June 12, 2007 12:48 ET

Top 5 Tips for Buying Green Electronics

Consumers Now Have a Solution for Making Greener Purchases

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - June 12, 2007) - Green Electronics, a comprehensive online shopping source for green consumer electronics, computer hardware and alternative energy products, answers consumers' desire to buy electronics products that are more energy efficient, made with cleaner materials, reduce waste and are kinder and gentler on the environment.

With its proprietary green rating system called GREEN-SCORE™, Green Electronics aims to simplify the shopping experience for consumers and businesses seeking greener electronics options. The point-based GREEN-SCORE™ breaks through the industry's myriad of environmental terms and language, and instead provides a common sense approach that's based around the most common guiding principles and compliance standards that classify an electronics product to be considered green or greener. For consumers just getting started in the "buying green" movement, the following environmental attributes should be considered when making purchasing decisions:

--  Stewardship -- Does the manufacturer have an environmental charter?
--  Content -- Are the product materials cleaner and/or sustainable?
--  Optimization -- Does the product's design, technology, manufacturing
    and functionality help reduce the overall environmental footprint?
--  Repurposed -- Does the product have extended life through upgrades,
    reuse or recycling programs?
--  Energy Efficiency -- Is the product energy efficient?
    
The GREEN-SCORE™ rating system also elevates greater awareness to new and existing environmental standards like ENERGY STAR® qualified products and 80 PLUS® certified power supplies for significant energy savings, and RoHS (Reduction of Hazardous Substances) compliant products that are virtually free of hazardous substances like lead, cadmium, mercury and flame retardants.

For computers and monitors, Green Electronics promotes EPEAT™ (Electronics Product Environmental Assessment Tool) registered products, run by the Green Electronics Council that designates a Gold, Silver or Bronze rating for a computer's environmental compliance to leading environmental standards. Although EPEAT™ registered products are primarily targeted to government and institutional buyers, Green Electronics believes consumers and businesses can also benefit from access to these greener choices.

"The primary goal of Green Electronics is really to provide a simplified approach to evaluating a product for its environmental attributes while still maintaining the preferred shopping model of how consumers like to make electronics purchases on-line," said John Robson, founder and CEO. "As electronics manufacturers respond to the growing demand for greener products, it will become increasingly important for consumers and businesses to have visibility not only to a product's technical specifications but to its environmental ones as well. By raising this awareness it creates a win-win situation for consumers and manufacturers alike."

Green Electronics also provides product price comparisons from leading electronics merchants enabling a total shopping solution for green electronics from top manufacturers including HP, Apple, Samsung, Panasonic, Sony, NEC, Toshiba, Casio and others.

ABOUT GREEN ELECTRONICS

Founded in 2007, Green Electronics is one of the best online sources to find and buy the most advanced selection of green consumer electronics, computer hardware and alternative energy products from major brand manufacturers to leading edge product innovators. John Robson, a 20+ year veteran of the consumer electronics industry, started Green Electronics to answer consumers' desire to buy products that are more energy efficient, made with cleaner materials, reduce waste and are better for the environment, as well as providing resources for repurposing old electronics (ReGREEN) and helpful factoids that help raise awareness to the issues and choices (GreenTIPS). Green Electronics also acts as a third-party medium for manufacturers to tout new green product innovations and company advancements in their "greening" of the industry. The company is headquartered in Seattle, WA, and is privately held. Please visit www.greenelectronics.com for more information.

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