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Green Procurement Laws Requirements & Information

TVA along with all other Federal Agencies is required by the Energy Policy Act (EPAct05) and Presidential Executive Order (E.O.) 13423 to purchase products containing recycled content, Energy Star products, FEMP designated products, low standby power using products, and bio-based products.  Specifically TVA must:

  1. Purchase products which:  contain recycled content such as paper and toner cartridges;  electric equipment and appliances that have EPA Energy Star labels;  electronic equipment that has low standby power use;  1-500 hp premium efficient motors; certain building products such as windows, door and skylights that meet specific energy specifications; certain building products such as concrete that contains recycled flyash and certain materials that have bio based content such as oils and lubricants.
  2. Train employees and contractors on green purchasing requirements involved in direct procurement or purchasing of products through the use of credit cards.
  3. Track green procurement purchases and provide written justification for products bought that do not meet green purchasing requirements.  Justifications could be green product not available, not cost effective or does not meet agency specifications.

TVA in response to new Federal green purchasing requirements has updated its Green Procurement Standard Program and Process (TVA-SPP 4.1 R1) which is currently being reviewed.  Included in the process is a TVA Matrix of Products which lists all the products that fall under green procurement and specific requirements each must meet.

Additional requirements are listed in the links below:

Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct05)
TVA Guide

Executive Order 13423 - Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management
TVA Guide (Link to document attached to email)

Instructions for Implementing Executive Order 13423

Additional Resources:

TVA-SPP-4.1, Green Procurement Plan (R0)

The Green Products List – TVA





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