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Where to Find Green Products

Whether or not you’re going out to bid, you may want a list of products that have environmental benefits or are certified to meet reputable third party standards. Follow the links below to find brand-name listings of environmentally preferable products



Third Party Certified Products

  • Compostable Food Ware certified by the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI)
  • Carpets that meet the NSF/ANSI 140 Sustainable Carpet Assessment standard. Platinum level meets the California Gold Sustainable Carpet Standard. 
  • Cradle to Cradle Products - Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute certifies a variety of products meeting multiple attributes (including building materials, furniture)
  • E-Stewards Recyclers have been certified to recycle electronic equipment in an environmentally responsible manner.
  • Energy Star electronics and building products that save energy.
  • EPEAT - Electronics Products Environmental Assessment Tool - search registry for products registered under the categories below:
    • Computers, Monitors, Laptops 
    • Imaging Equipment (Copiers, Printers, Multifunctional Devices, etc)
    • Televisions 
    • Mobile Phones
  • Firest Stewarfship Council Chain of Custody certification - certified wood products that harvested from sustainably sourced forests. Products can be 100% FSC certified, mix of materials (FSC certified and recycled or controlled sources), and postconsumer recycled materials. 
  • Green Seal certified products covering many categories:
  • Office and Institutional Furniture
    • products certified to meet BIFMA’s (Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association) e3 Sustainability Standard as certified through level™.
  • Scientific Certification Systems certified products
  • Textiles certfied as organic natural fibers (not synthetic fibers) to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is one opportunity to identify healhier natural fibers to ensure they are are harvested and manfacutured in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. 
  • UL ECOLOGO certified products in dozens of product categories.
  • WaterSense appliances and fixtures that save water.

Other Product Lists

Water Efficient Products

Types of products that support Purchasing Water Efficient Products in Health Care

Products with Safer Chemicals

Product brands that meet the Safer Chemicals Healthy Interiors goal - Furniture and Furnishings

Product brands that meet the Safer Chemicals PVC and DEHP Reduction goal - PVC and DEHP-free medical products

Alternatives to PVC/DEHP-free products

Products the Support Waste Reduction

Types of products that support Waste Reduction

  • Freight & Delivery Services – Ask your supplier to join EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership Program and commit to measurable goals reducing emissions.
  • Recycled Content Products that meet EPA’s Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines for recycled content.
  • U.S. EPA's Greener Products List is a portal designed to help users navigate greener products related to EPA programs (such as Design for the Environment (DfE)) and to search products based on type of user and specific product interests.
  • Paper & Paper Products with environmental attributes
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