Should EPEAT be in the Retail Market?

When EPEAT was originally begun in 2003 and implemented in 2006, one of the key drivers for the standard was to provide a consistent method for institutional purchasers to specify environmental characteristics for IT products by calling out EPEAT as the requirement in bids and proposals.  This worked well and motivated manufacturers as it provided a purchasing incentive to meet EPEAT criteria and strive for more and more points until they...

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EPEAT Update

Currently, there are three working groups for EPEAT that have been formed to update the IEEE 1680 standard.  Details for each group can be found here. 1. Computer/IT Workgroup:  This group formed in 2008 to expand the scope of products covered by IEEE standard.  As such, the creation of an umbrella IEEE 1680 standard was undertaken, completed and is in process of being balloted by the IEEE standards association.   The umbrella standard includes...

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