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Finding the Greenest Computer Monitors and Projectors

There are hundreds of green-certified computer displays available and available models in most categories have increased since 2017. Here is how to find the most sustainable displays, including projectors, listed by international certification services.

EPEAT has certified over 470 displays for the United States as of October 2018 under its EPEAT Gold standard. This is a significant improvement over 2017, but still down from 2015's number. (Click here to learn more about correctly using the EPEAT database and finding EPEAT Gold products in 20+ other countries.)

Sweden's TCO Development lists 280 TCO Certified Edge displays, rebounding from the 2017 low to surpass even the 2015 number. ("Every TCO Certified Edge product meets all the requirements in TCO Certified for its product category and at least one of the additional TCO Certified Edge criteria...") The number of TCO Certified Edge display manufacturers has grown, too.

The Blue Angel still lists just one Fujitsu model and Nordic Ecolabel still lists none.

TCO lists 51 Epson and Casio models as having 'TCO Certified Projectors 2' status. This is a significant improvement over 2017, but still down from 2015's number. No projectors have the more stringent TCO Certified Edge status. TCO appears to be the only group certifying projectors.

The overall decrease since 2015 in Green ICT displays may just reflect ICT trends, such as the shift away from PCs to devices with built-in displays and the use of wireless connectivity to HDTV sets in conference rooms.

2017

EPEAT has certified over 408 displays for the United States as of July 2017 under its EPEAT Gold standard. This is down considerably since 2015. (Click here to learn more about correctly using the EPEAT database and finding EPEAT Gold products in 20+ other countries.)

Sweden's TCO Development lists 96 TCO Certified Edge displays, also down significantly since 2015. ("Every TCO Certified Edge product meets all the requirements in TCO Certified for its product category and at least one of the additional TCO Certified Edge criteria...") TCO Certified Edge display vendors are Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, NEC and Phillips.

The Blue Angel lists one Fujitsu model and Nordic Ecolabel lists none.

TCO lists fifteen Epson and four Casio models as having 'TCO Certified Projectors 2' status. TCO appears to be the only group certifying projectors.

2015

EPEAT has certified over 580 displays for the United States as of April 2015 under its EPEAT Gold standard. This is an increase of ~14% in the past year.

Click here to learn more about correctly using the EPEAT database and finding EPEAT Gold products in ~20 other countries.

Sweden's TCO Development lists 141 TCO Certified Edge displays as of April 2015. This presents a slight increase over our account nine months ago. TCO Certified Edge display vendors with the most models are Lenovo, NEC, Phillips, and Hewlett-Packard. Fujitsu recently joined the list with a single model.

TCO also lists 90 models certified under TCO Certified Projectors 1. This is an increase of ~17%. Models are all from NEC and Acer, both of which increase certified offerings There appear to be no TCO 'Edge' products in this class. EPEAT does not register projectors.