Maryland Green Purchasing

Specifications for Environmentally Preferable Purchasing

The Maryland Green Purchasing Specifications provide background information and suggested requirements for the procurement of certain products and services. The specifications included in this section have been approved by the Maryland Green Purchasing Committee in order to explicitly state requirements, best practices, and standards relating to Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP). The creation of these specifications reflects the State of Maryland’s commitment to the conservation of energy and natural resources.

Consideration of lifecycle impacts, from product inception to disposal, takes into account the full costs of goods and services used in the operation of state institutions. The specifications for each category have been created with lifecycle impacts in mind.