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CTL’s Earth Day Product Showcase: Go Green without Compromising Quality

EPEAT_familyEarth Day was created by a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin as a way to raise public awareness about environmental issues and mobilize grassroots movements and was first celebrated on April 22, 1970. Today we celebrate our 43rd Earth Day and it has become a holiday that affects many people on a personal level. Earth Day is often a reminder of what each of us can do to help preserve the Earth for future generations. We know you have a choice in the products you purchase and that you can make a difference by choosing locally-made, eco-friendly goods that minimize their impact on our environment.

At CTL® we are doing our part to give Mother Nature a hand by offering a variety of green desktop PCs, laptops and LED monitors. All of CTL®’s LED monitors and select desktop PCs and laptops are EPEAT Silver certified.  EPEAT stands for Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool, and was designed to help purchasers find eco-friendly electronic products that make an effort to reduce their environmental and health impacts.

EPEAT Silver standards are stringent and require extra time and money to achieve. However, we’ll continue to expand the number of EPEAT-registered products offered by CTL® because we believe that an investment in sustainability is good for people, the planet and the economy.

CTL® registers products to EPEAT criteria within the categories listed below. These categories reflect environmental attributes that cover the full lifecycle of electronic products:
• Reduction/elimination of environmentally sensitive materials
• Material selection
• Design for end of life
• Product longevity/life extension
• Energy conservation
• End-of-life management

CTL® has a growing list of EPEAT Silver rated products, including our impressive LED Monitors. With LED backlighting, each monitor uses around 40% less energy than traditional monitors. CTL® monitors are also Energy Star certified and their super-slim design saves space and materials. And our monitors are free from hazardous materials such as lead and mercury.

But you won’t compromise quality for an eco-friendly design. These state-of-the art monitors feature the same image quality as an HDTV, with 16:9 display ratio, 1000:1 contrast ratio and 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution as well as HDMI, DVI and analog inputs. We recently updated our LP2701A 27’’ LED Monitors to have an HDMI and a Display Port.

In addition to our EPEAT Silver rated monitors, we’ve got a great collection of EPEAT rated desktops and laptops. From our desktop line, you can choose from the following EPEAT and Energy Star rated products:

These desktop PCs are a powerful and reliable option for any office space. With plenty of built-in features, they’re also highly customizable. They support Windows 8 and come at a budget-friendly price.

And two of CTL®’s most popular business class notebooks, the W130EV (13.1’’) and the W25CEV (15.6’’) also carry the EPEAT Silver certification. These powerful notebooks come with the 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i3 processor, 4GB RAM, 320GB SATA hard drive, and feature a spill-proof keyboard. They’re also highly upgradeable so you can customize them to your needs. Both support Windows 8 and come with a 1-year warranty.

Though Earth Day only comes once a year, taking care of our planet is a full-time job. CTL® is working year round to maintain a green product line. Visit ctl.net or call us at 1-800-642-3087 for more information and pricing on CTL®’s line of EPEAT Silver rated monitors and computers.