The University of Maryland is committed to purchasing energy efficient and environmentally friendly products. Try using these tools to identify such products:

EnergyStar : Find energy efficient products via this website jointly sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency.

E-Peat : EPEAT is a system to help purchasers in the public and private sectors evaluate, compare and select desktop computers, notebooks and monitors based on their environmental attributes. EPEAT also provides a clear and consistent set of performance criteria for the design of products, and provides an opportunity for manufacturers to secure market recognition for efforts to reduce the environmental impact of its products

Once you’ve identified a product, please check our Master Contracts to determine if the desired item is available for you to place your own order using the p-card or ELF Master Contract Release. If the item is not available on one of our contracts, please send your requisition to Procurement and Supply so that we can procure the item for you.

Green Office Supplies: Both of our approved Master Contracts for office supplies now include an extensive selection of green products. A summary of available products from each supplier is available below:


Guy Brown

Authorized users should consult the catalogs for more information, or they can log on to our approved master Contracts with Guy Brown or Rudolph's. Contact General Stores at 301-405-7337 if you require more information or assistance.

Buy Recycled Content Paper: Per the University’s Environmentally Preferable Procurement Policy VIII-3(10), Section V2.a  “by July 1 2012, only general purpose office paper made from 100% post-consumer recycled content shall be procured.”  These are high-quality, competitively priced paper products available through our approved Master Contracts with Guy Brown and Rudolph's.    The policy is located at

Buy Recycled Furniture and Seating: Maryland Correctional Eneterprises offers a variety of furniture and seating products made in part with recycled materials. For more information click to go to the MCE homepage and click the "Buy Green Purchasing" link.

Check out Green Purchasing focus, the Maryland Green Purchasing Committee Winter Newsletter, located at:

Topics include: Guide to Buying Green with BISM, Guides to Buying Green on MRO contracts, Update to Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Best Practices Manual, Green Purchasing Vendor's Fair, and Sustainable Purchasing News.




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