The Green Electronics Council (GEC) assists standards development organizations (SDOs) in their development of IT sustainability standards that may be used in EPEAT. For GEC to consider the use of a standard in EPEAT, the standard is evaluated to ensure it was developed through a voluntary consensus process and that the standard represents environmental leadership.
If the standard being considered meets GEC’s requirements on the standard development process and on standard content, GEC seeks input from affected stakeholders regarding implementing the standard in EPEAT.
GEC is excited for the potential to add a server category to the EPEAT Registry by implementing the NSF 426 Environmental Leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility Assessment of Servers. GEC’s evaluation report on the qualifications of NSF 426 Environmental Leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility Assessment of Servers against our requirements on standard development and standard content is available here.
GEC welcomes any comments, particularly advice on how GEC can raise purchaser awareness and spur preference for products in this new product category. Comments should be directed to Melanie Bower, EPEAT Program Director no later than November 6th, 2017.
Please note that this is not an opportunity to provide comments on the content of the standard. Comments on the content of the NSF 426 Environmental Leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility Assessment of Servers should be addressed to NSF through their process for continuous maintenance of the standard. The full text of the NSF 426 standard is available here.