The IEEE Computer Society, in conjunction with IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA), invites all interested parties to notify us if they wish to contribute to the revision of IEEE 1680.1-2009™ Standard for Environmental Assessment of Personal Computer Products, Including Notebook Personal Computers, Desktop Personal Computers, and Personal Computer Displays.
The IEEE 1680.1 standard defines environmental performance criteria for personal computer products, including desktop computers, notebook computers, and computer displays. The revision should bring the current technical criteria for three levels of environmental performance up to more advanced levels. These relate to reduction or elimination of environmentally sensitive materials, materials selection, design for end of life, life cycle extension, energy conservation, end-of-life management, corporate performance, and packaging.
This clear and consistent set of environmental performance criteria provides an opportunity to secure market recognition for efforts to reduce the environmental impact of electronic products. This standard is intended to provide guidance for government, institutional, and corporate purchasers. Product manufacturers may also use it to earn recognition in the consumer market, recognizing that certain criteria may not be applicable to all types of purchasers. The standard is used by the EPEAT program to register compliant products. This standard will be updated and revised on a periodic basis to continue to set a higher performance standard for leadership products.
Stakeholders for this standard include computer manufacturers, suppliers of materials, equipment and packaging, electronics equipment recyclers, reuse organizations, trade associations, environmental advocacy organizations, purchasers, users, resellers, retailers, environmental representatives of government agencies, academic experts, and the general public.
Your active participation and technical contributions will be instrumental in developing a quality update to the standard.
Even if you replied to the IEEE P1680.4™ Call for Interest, if you would like to actively participate in the revision of IEEE 1680.1™, please submit your information (see sidebar for details) by 31 August 2013.
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