Heather Clancy: EPEAT adds four certification and testing partners
Summary: The new global alliance partners, known as Product Registration Entities, will help scale EPEAT’s verification efforts.
EPEAT, which runs a registry of green IT products that run the gamut from displays to notebook computers (sorry, no servers yet), has signed on four testing and certification organization to help scale its effort.
EPEAT stands for Electronic Products Environmental Asset Tool. Products listed by the directory have been tested or reviewed for a variety of criteria including power consumption, the materials and components used to make them, whether or not they can be recycled easily, the packaging used to transport them, and whether or not the manufacturer has a good system in place to dispose of the technology or to refurbish it responsibly at the end of its life.
The new partners include Dekra, Intertek, UL Environment and VDE. These Product Registration Entities can work directly with manufacturers to verify the status of products for the EPEAT registry. Full article