Entries by andrea desimone

Green Electronics Council Honors Leaders in Sustainable Procurement of Electronics

Washington DC– March 14, 2017 – The Green Electronics Council (GEC), managers of the EPEAT ecolabel, presented 37 organizations with a 2017 EPEAT Purchaser Award in recognition of their leadership in the procurement of sustainable IT products. When combined, the 2017 EPEAT Purchaser Award winners realized cost savings of more than $33.8 million across the […]

Your Feedback is Important – EPEAT Registry Purchaser Usability Survey

Here at the Green Electronics Council, we are continuously looking for ways to reduce the environmental impact of the electronics that are manufactured and purchased worldwide. One of our most effective tools for accomplishing this is the EPEAT Registry for greener electronics. The EPEAT Registry helps thousands of purchasers to research and purchase electronic products […]

Calls for Participation: Amendments IEEE 1680.2a and IEEE 1680.3a

Amendment IEEE 1680.2a: Call for Participation The IEEE Standards Association invites all interested parties to actively participate in the working group effort to amend IEEE 1680.2-2012 Standard for Environmental Assessment of Imaging Equipment. Interested parties must contact IEEE’s Soo Kim (s.h.kim@ieee.org) by November 18, 2016. The approved PAR to amend the IEEE 1680.2-2012 standard includes the revision of three criteria: […]

Outcomes Report for Personal Computers and Displays Verification Round PC-2015-04 is now available

The Outcomes Report for Personal Computers and Displays Verification Round PC-2015-04 is now available, and can be found here. The Round included Level 1 investigation for targeted criteria for which, in a previous investigation, corrective actions did not fully address other registered products.  This Round also included Level 0 investigations and Level 1 investigations, as […]

EPEAT Clarification #37 is now open for public comment

EPEAT Clarification #37: Applicability of the JEMAI Carbon Footprint of Product Communication Program to criteria 4.5.2.1, 4.5.2.2 and 4.7.3.1 for Imaging Equipment and 4.7.3.1 for Televisions is now open for public comment. Comments will be accepted from all interested stakeholders until July 6, 2016.  At the end of the comment period, EPEAT will determine and […]

Outcomes Report for Personal Computers and Displays Verification Round PC-2015-03 is Now Available

The Outcomes Report for Personal Computers and Displays Verification Round PC-2015-03 is now available, and can be found here. This Round focused on Level 2 and Level 3 investigations and involved laboratory evaluation of tablets/slates registered in the United States. Sixty-one investigations were completed for the following criteria: 4.1.8.1 Optional – Large parts free of […]

Free Webinar: Healthcare Sustainability Roadmap – Lifecycle Management of Electronics from Procurement to Disposal

Wednesday, April 27, 2016  11:00 AM PDT / 2:00PM EDT Register now Because electronics are produced and recycled globally; because they are highly resource-intensive products that contain toxic and environmentally harmful materials; reductions in impact through better product selection and management can have positive results for human health and the environment around the world. The […]