Channel Webinar – Why it’s the time to sell green computing?

I will be discussing EPEAT, ENERGY STAR and other green computing issues pertinent to the channel with Frank Raimondi, Executive Director of NASBA on Thursday, February 10 at 12:30 pm ET.  You can register for the webinar here. Webinar description:  Customers are interested in buying them.  The federal government is requiring it.  Higher education and an increasing number of corporations and businesses are mandating it.  What could it be? ...

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Teaching at EPEAT’s first certificate course

I was recently the co-teacher at the EPEAT first certificate course – you can read the story here. The class was taught by myself, Wayne Rifer and Erin Gately, both of GEC. We had several current QV’s and PVC members as well as new QV’s there for training and a few industry folks as well. As this was the first class, it was a great learning experience for all involved – the teachers and the students – and more...

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EPEAT Article in E-Scrap News

Recently wrote an article with Anne Peters of Gracestone Inc. on EPEAT and E-Scrap for the recent E-scrap conference – “Setting the Standard: An EPEAT Progress Report.”   I now have a copy available for download for those that are interested! Click — E-Scrap EPEAT Article to open article in a new...

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Summer Imaging Subgroup Update

Environmentally Sensitive Materials: Materials experts have joined recent calls and provided input; September meetings will focus on organohalogens. Materials Selection: Investigating recycled plastics and bio-based materials, policies.  Focusing on criteria for recycled plastics. Design for End of Life/Product Logevity: Focusing on Design for EOL.  Reviewed currently existing ecolabels in the market with general agreement that Blue Angel...

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EPEAT Imaging Standard Development – Subgroup Summary

The EPEAT 1680.2 Imaging standard has established a variety of subgroups to begin work on criteria and definitions for this standard.  Below is my initial summary of these groups and any issues they have uncovered.  Mostly, there is a call for additional stakeholders so I would ask that if you can, please join the discussions in these subgroups. Indoor Air Quality – Preliminary discussion on scope of products, definition questions. Committed to...

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EPEAT Working group updates

Imaging Work Group The subgroups for the EPEAT Imaging workgroup have formed and will be meeting over the next two weeks.  Subgroups have formed for each of the 8 existing EPEAT categories.  In addition, 2 additional potential categories have formed groups – consumables and emissions/air quality.  Also, a product definitions group has formed to define the different products that will be included in the scope of the standard. The main task...

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