P1680.1 Standard for Environmental Assessment of Personal Computer
fall of 2011 and into 2012, Study Groups are working to develop preliminary
material to assist in the launch of the 1680.1 Standard update. In
the Spring of 2012, a Working Group will be convened for the update of
the 1680.1 Standard for Environmental Assessment of Personal Computer
Products, Including Notebook Personal Computers, Desktop Personal
Computers, and Personal Computer Displays.
Standard provides a clear and consistent set of performance criteria for
the design of personal computer products, and provides an opportunity to secure
market recognition for efforts to reduce the environmental impact of
environmental performance criteria of this Standard are intended to
define a measure of environmental leadership in: the design and
manufacture of personal computer products; the delivery of specified
services that are associated with the sale of the product; and in
associated corporate performance characteristics.
Standard is defined with the intention that the criteria are technically
feasible to achieve, but that only products demonstrating the leading
environmental performance currently available in the marketplace would
meet them at the time of their adoption. As the environmental performance
of products that are available in the marketplace improves, it is
intended that the criteria will be updated and revised to set a higher
performance standard for leadership products.
For more information
on the update of the 1680.1 Standard, please contact the
Green Electronics Council.