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EPP Specifications and Resources Guide

Wondering what environmental issues or questions you should ask a supplier about a specific product? We make it easy for you. Click on the product areas below for:

  • Specification or RFP Language.
  • Short explanation of environmental issues relevant to that product.
  • Referrals to product lists or environmental product certifications.
  • Products that are not linked will be added in the near future.

EPP Specifications and Resources Guide ( 197.4 KB )


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Select a Product or Service Area:

  • Apparel
  • Analyzers, Reagents
  • Appliances (Refrigerators, Ice Machines, etc)
  • Asset Management
  • Baby Products (Personal care)
  • Battery Recycling Services
  • Bedside Procedure Trays
  • Bedside Patient Products
  • Blood Pressure Products
  • Briefs and Underpads
  • Building Materials (Roofing, Ceiling Tiles, Water Treatment, Lighting, Windows and Doors, etc)
  • Capital Equipment
  • Catheters
  • Chest Drainage Reservoirs
  • Computers: Desktops, Laptops, and Monitors
  • Construction, Retrofit, Design Services
  • Courier Services
  • Disinfectants and Sterilizers
  • DVT (Deep Venous Thrombosis) Prevention Products
  • Electric and Electronic Devices: Anything that plugs in, uses electricity, or has a battery (and is not a computer)
  • Equipment
  • Endomechanical Products
  • Enteral Nutrition and Feeding Sets
  • Environmental Considerations for Chemical Disclosure
  • Flooring: Sustainable Resilient Flooring for Hospitals
  • Food
  • Food Service Ware (BioSpec)
  • Flooring (various types)
  • Furniture
  • Furniture, Exam Room
  • Gurney Pads
  • Headwall Systems
  • Integrated Pest Management – IPM
  • Janitorial Cleaners and Supplies
  • Laboratories
  • Laundry Cleaners
  • Maintenance and Operations Products
  • Mattresses
  • Medical Products, Standardized Environmental Questions, V1.0 
  • Meetings/Events
  • Nurse Call Systems
  • Office Supplies Distribution Services
  • OR Surgical Drapes
  • Operating Room Pads
  • Paint
  • Packaging: Alternatives to Polystyrene Packaging
  • Paper and Paper Products: Copy Paper, Unbleached Paper, State Mandates on the Purchase of Recycled Content Paper
  • Personal Care Products
  • Pharmaceuticals and Vaccines
  • Plumbing Products
  • Positioners
  • Respiratory Products
  • Sterilization & Disinfection
  • Surgical Instrument Cleaning
  • Televisions
  • Reusable Sharps Containers
  • Temperature Management Devices
  • Textiles
  • Transportation
  • Waste Management
  • Wheel Chair Cushions

If you have questions or comments about these resources, please contact Beth Eckl, Director of the Environmental Purchasing Program at

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