Monday, March 3, 2008

Are Private Consumers Buying Green PCs?

Provider with a complete range of environmentally friendly solutions for data centres, offices and private households.

The green PC was developed to satisfy customer requirements for both private and commercial use. Indeed, green products account for about 75% of Professional PCs sold by Fujitsu Siemens Computers.

This computer manufacturer has a long tradition of environmental protection. Starting in 1988 with accepting returned devices and recycling them at their Paderborn site and creating the first internal guidelines for environmentally friendly product design in the early nineties, the first green PC was launched onto the market in 1993. Behaving in an environmentally friendly way does not mean doing without the comfort and technology of the modern world. The customer's purchase decisions can also highlight this issue and force business to align technical innovation and design with the environment.

The SCALEO Green PC makes it clear how environmentally friendly computer can be and what can be achieved by a company with the appropriate research and development: the PC has acquired the Nordic Swan, Blue Angel and Energy Star certificates. All these certificates are based on very stringent guidelines so that the customer can be completely certain that he has not just bought a supposedly green product, but has actively done something for the environment.

Source:independent.com.mt

1 comments:

GreenGirl said...

The EPEAT environmentally preferable computer product registry (stands for Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool - at www.epeat.net) can help purchasers identify electronic products that have met multiple environmental performance criteria.

EPEAT is a stakeholder-developed environmental standard supported by US EPA that currently covers desktops, laptops and monitors and is expanding to address printers, TVs, servers and mobile devices (cell phones,PDAs) over the next year or two. (The original IT standard will also ratchet upward on a regular basis to continue to push design in the direction of more sustainable materials, processes and devices.)

EPEAT addresses 23 mandatory and 28 optional environmental performance criteria in 8 categories, including energy efficiency (Energy Star mandatory), toxics reduction (RoHS mandatory), takeback and recycling (mandatory), greener materials choices (recycled, biobased), ease of disassembly and recycling, life cycle extension, packaging and company performance. Products register at Bronze, Silver, and Gold levels in EPEAT, depending on how many optional criteria they meet.

Choosing the highest rated product appropriate for your needs allows you to immediately and significantly reduce the environmental impact of your computing. Search the product database, see participating manufacturers, examine product rating criteria, see environmental benefits estimates, review verification procedures, and more at www.epeat.net