Monday, 7 April 2008

Climate Savers Computer Initiative and the EPA

The Climate Savers Computing Initiative (CSCI) is a non-profit group of computer suppliers, users and others started by Google and Intel in 2007. It's IT industry members, who include Dell, EDS, Google, HP, Intel, Lenovo, Microsoft, AMD, eBay, Fujitsu, Hitachi, NEC, Sun Microsystems and EMC, have committed to producing energy-efficient products, whilst its corporate members commit to buying them.

The CSCI has announced that it has joined with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR program, which identifies energy efficient products, and together they will work on technical specifications as well as promoting the adoption of energy-efficient IT systems and the use of power management.

The agreement adds even more weight to the EPA's Energy Star ratings, which are setting the standard for IT products. The Energy Star ratings are also a component of the Electronic Products Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT™) which I mentioned in a previous post.

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