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Call to Participate in New EPEAT Standards Development

December 12, 2008

Source: Dillon Environmental Associates

Purchasers of electronic equipment are sought to participate in the development of new environmental performance standards for imaging equipment (printers, copiers, fax machines) and televisions. These standards will be part of the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) family of standards that now cover computer desktops, monitors, and notebook computers (www.epeat.net).  By participating in the standards develpment process, you'll have a voice in determining the issues that are addressed by the standard, and in letting manufacturers know there is a market for greener imaging equipment and televisions.

The new standards development projects will be launched with the following conference calls: 

  • Imaging Equipment Working Group:
    Thursday, December 11, 1:00 - 3:00 pm eastern
  • Television Study Group:
    Wednesday, December 17, 1:00 - 3:00 pm eastern

Most of the standards development work will be done via monthly conference calls, and is expected to span 18 months.  If you are interested in joining either the Imaging Equipment Working Group or the Television Study Group (or both) please send the following information to thea.norris@gmail.com in an email with "Response to EPEAT workgroup solicitation" in the subject line: name; title; organization; email address; phone number; and which group you would like to participate in (Imaging Equipment Workgroup or Television Study Group). For more information, please contact Patricia Dillon of Dillon Environmental Associates (patty.dillon@verizon.net; 978-346- 9462) for the Television Study Group or Pamela Brody-Heine of the Zero Waste Alliance (pamela@brodyheine.com, 541-633-7254) for the Imaging Equipment Working Group.

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Learn more about using EPEAT standards and other ways to save money and energy with RPN's Responsible Purchasing Guide for Office Electronics and Responsible Purchasing Guide for Computers.

 

 

 

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