"The City of San Francisco has had a rule for a number of years that requires that laptops, computer, and monitors meet EPEAT standards. This procurement rule is similar to the standard used by other cities, states, and the Federal Government. Many manufacturers, including Apple historically, have hundreds of products listed on the EPEAT registry that are compliant with this rule. Unfortunately, Apple's decision to have its products removed from the EPEAT registry will make it difficult for city employee's to procure Apple laptop's, monitors, and PC's in the future. San Francisco has reached out to Apple and is hopeful that a solution to this challenge can be found in the future." – Jon Walton – SF Chief Information Officer.