|[November 26, 2012]
IEEE Introduces Comprehensive Standards with Innovative Incentives for Green Manufacturing
PISCATAWAY, N.J. --(Business Wire)--
IEEE (News - Alert), the world's largest professional organization advancing technology
for humanity, today announced IEEE 1680.2™-2012 "Standard for the
Environmental Assessment of Imaging Equipment" and the IEEE 1680.3™-2012
"Standard for the Environmental Assessment of Televisions." The new
standards provide an unprecedented breadth of criteria for
environmentally preferable products by addressing energy, toxic and
hazardous materials, and recycling.
Both the IEEE 1680.2-2012 Standard for the Environmental Assessment of
Imaging Equipment and the IEEE 1680.3-2012 Standard for the
Environmental Assessment of Televisions contain compulsory and optional
criteria. Each standard requires products to meet the most recent ENERGY
STAR (News - Alert)® technical specifications; reduce the use of toxic and hazardous
substances, brominated flame retardants, and PVC; and offer products
designed for easy recycling.
Additionally, products that meet the IEEE 1680.2-2012 Standard for the
Environmental Assessment of Imaging Equipment must comply with the U.S.
Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)
requirements and include post-consumer recycled content.
Optional criteria for both standards include the following benefits:
Reduction in the release of fluorinated greenhouse gases
Inventorying the chemicals within products to facilitate further
reduction of toxics in future products
Eliminating the use of brominated flame retardants-most of which are
classified as persistent, bio-accumulative and toxic (PBT)
A significant benefit for manufacturers whose products meet the
standards' requirements is serving the large U.S. federal government
market. Federal purchasers are required to acquire products that meet
the IEEE 1680TM family of standards.
The new standards join the IEEE 1680-2009 "Standard for Environmental
Assessment of Electronic Products" and the IEEE 1680.1™-2009 "Standard
for Environmental Assessment of Personal Computer Products," which
currently comprise the IEEE 1680 family of standards. IEEE 1680-2009
descrbes how products are registered by declaring their compliance to
specific criteria, how they are rated based on the criteria they meet,
how registration by country operates, and how product declarations are
verified. Developed by more than 400 stakeholders from the
manufacturing, supplier, recycling, academic, environmental advocacy,
purchaser, and local, state and federal government communities, the IEEE
1680 family of standards are designed to drive the market towards the
manufacturing and procurement of greener electronics worldwide.
IEEE 1680.2-2012 is available for purchase at the IEEE
Standards Store. IEEE 1680.3-2012 is available for purchase at the IEEE
Information about the IEEE 1680 Working Group is available at http://standards.ieee.org/develop/wg/1680_WG.html.
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