EPEAT


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EPEAT

(Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) A ranking of the green attributes of computer equipment. The ranking is based on criteria such as the device's power management capabilities, the amount of hazardous material it contains, the amount of recyclable materials used and how easily the unit can be disassembled when it reaches end of life. Bronze, Silver and Gold ratings are awarded if the device meets all required criteria and a certain percentage of optional criteria. For more information, visit www.epeat.net.
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India is the 43rd country in which EPEAT registration and verification services are now available to help purchasers select products that reduce their environmental impact.
Electronics makers and other interested parties establish EPEAT criteria used to rate computers, with bronze, silver, and gold being the top rankings in succession.
Products that earn the EPEAT registration have less cadmium, lead and mercury than traditional computers, are more energy efficient and are easier to recycle.
What helps EPEAT succeed is that large purchasers, such as the federal government, have a tremendous influence on the market.
New HP business products meeting the EPEAT Gold status include the HP Compaq 2510p and HP Compaq 2710p Business Notebook series PCs and all models of the HP Compaq dc7800, dc5750 and dc5700 Business Desktop PC families.
The EPEAT registry currently includes imaging equipment from seven manufacturers: Canon, Dell, Epson, HP, Lexmark, Ricoh and Xerox.
By providing environmental ratings on electronics, EPEAT helps companies, governments and consumers easily identify and purchase greener devices for improved environmental benefits.
Last year, the firm angered customers by announcing it would withdraw its products from review by the EPEAT environmental ratings system.
The city of San Francisco is to suspend buying Apple computers following the companies decision to stop participation of the EPEAT system (used by government departments to determine the environmental impact of technology).
As the industry's greenest notebook lineup, every Mac notebook achieves EPEAT Gold status and meets Energy Star 5.
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