What does this Web site do?

Quantity Quotes provides an easy way for purchasers to buy a large quantity of qualified products (ENERGY STAR, WaterSense, and green building products). It's easy to figure out exactly what you need and get competitive quotes from multiple suppliers.

Who is this Web site for?

Quantity Quotes is for anyone who wants to buy efficient products for a company, institution, or other organization in the United States. Purchasers represent public housing authorities, apartment building owners and managers, schools, colleges and universities, assisted living facilities, and many other types of organizations. Suppliers sell energy-efficient products and/or green building materials.

What types of products are available through this Web site?

Purchasers can use Quantity Quotes to get quotes for ENERGY STAR qualified light bulbs (CFLs and LEDs), light fixtures, refrigerators, clothes washers, dishwashers, room air conditioners, and dehumidifiers, WaterSense toilets, urinals, showerheads, faucets, landscaping controller and commercial pre-rinse spray valves, and recycled-content fiberglass and cellulose insulation. We plan to add more product types in the future. See more information on the Products page.

Why should I buy qualified products?

Quantity Quotes promotes the purchase of energy-efficiency and green products. Energy-efficient products must be ENERGY STAR qualified. These products use less energy, save money, and help protect the environment. Visit to learn more about the benefits of ENERGY STAR qualified products. Other green products are screened for environmental characteristics, including recycled content and low-emissions. See more information on the Products page.

Why should I use this Web site?

Quantity Quotes makes it easy to get competitive quotes for qualified products. Our customized forms guide you through the process of formulating your purchase request, so you get the product that meets your needs. When you submit a request, we’ll pass it on to participating suppliers and ask for quotes on your behalf, saving you time and keeping your contact information private. Suppliers then compete against one another for your business, saving you money.

I want to find suppliers of qualified products, but I'm not yet ready to buy. Can I still use the site?

Sure. Just be sure to note in the top portion of the purchase request form under "Type of Response Requested" that you're only looking for contact information from suppliers, not detailed information on product(s) and pricing.

Are purchase requests required to meet a minimum product quantity threshold?

Yes, for certain products we require a minimum quantity, which is indicated on the purchase request form under "Total Order Quantity". Keep in mind that a request for a larger quantity is likely to receive more interest from suppliers and more favorable pricing.

How much does it cost to use Quantity Quotes?

Quantity Quotes is free of charge to both purchasers and suppliers. It is supported by StopWaste, Alameda County’s Waste Management Authority and Energy Council, with in kind support from the U.S. Department of Energy.

How do I get started?

All you have to do is register. You’ll have to agree to the Terms of Use, give us some basic information about yourself (name, organization name, location, email address, etc.), and choose a username and password. After that, you’ll have to confirm your email address. If you’re a purchaser, you’ll then be granted immediate access to the site. If you’re a supplier selling ENERGY STAR products, we’ll have to verify that your company is an ENERGY STAR partner or a member of a buying group that is an ENERGY STAR partner. Visit to learn how to become an ENERGY STAR partner.

Am I already a registered user?

If you’re not sure whether you are already a registered user, go to the Retrieve Login Information page and enter your email address as instructed. If you have already registered, your username and password will be emailed to you. If your email address is not on file with us, you will be invited to register. If you receive your username and password but still cannot log into the site, contact the Quantity Quotes Team for help.

How can I log into the Web site?

Return to the home page and enter your username and password where instructed. You chose a username and password when you registered. If you do not remember your password, please click I forgot my password on the home page to retrieve that information. If you have not yet registered to use the site, follow the appropriate link on the home page.

Can more than one person from a single organization register to use the site?

Yes. Your organization may have multiple registered users, each with its own username and password. Keep in mind, though, that each user is completely independent of all others. Some companies find it useful to have multiple registered users. For example, a supplier may have one user register to receive requests for certain product types and another user receive requests for other types. However, if multiple users register to receive requests for a given product, requests for that product will go to all of them. They will have to carefully coordinate their responses or risk competing against one another if more than one user responds to a given request.

What are the terms of participation?

You can view the Terms of participation on the Web site.

As a registered supplier, do I have to meet any minimum requirements in order to remain registered on the site?

Suppliers are not required to respond to a minimum number of requests from purchasers or sell a minimum amount of product in order to remain registered on the site. We simply ask that all registered users abide by the Terms of Use for the site.

What is your privacy policy?

You can view the privacy policy on the Web site.

Does Quantity Quotes offer any protections against fraud?

StopWaste, the sponsor of Quantity Quotes, requires that all registered users abide by the Terms of Use for the site. Please read them carefully. Those who are found to be in violation of the Terms of Use may be barred from using the site.

Who should I contact if I suspect fraudulent activity?

If you suspect that the Web site is being used for fraudulent activity, please use the online form to report the incident to the Quantity Quotes Team.

Does Quantity Quotes validate the authenticity of offers to buy or sell products in any way?

We do not validate the authenticity of offers to buy or sell products.

Do you store any personal information like credit card numbers?

We store each user’s name, organization name, address, and other contact information necessary to enable users to transact business on the Web site. The Quantity Quotes Team will not ask you for a credit card number or any similar information. Conversations between purchasers and suppliers that take place through the site are stored in our database. We take all reasonable precautions to maintain the privacy of these conversations.

What should I do if I get a technical error while using the site?

First, just try again. If that doesn't work, clear your browser's cache and then try again. If that doesn't work, contact us and provide the following details:

  • The full URL of the page you were on when you experienced trouble
  • The full error message that you received
  • The data you were trying to type in when the error occurred, if applicable
  • Any other information that you think might be helpful in addressing the problem

How can I get more information about the Web site?

Here are a few ways to learn more:

  • Read About Quantity Quotes
  • Peruse the User Manual, a step-by-step guide to using the site
  • Use the online form to contact the Quantity Quotes Team