Computers Can be Green Too

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The Green Electronics Council aids the public and private sector in purchasing green computers and monitors through their project EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) which launched in July 2006. To receive EPEAT certification, a product must meet a minimum of 23 criteria, which range from: a reduction in toxic materials used in production, to energy it uses while in use, to it’s recyclability at the end of its useful life.

The first 6 months of the program have been very successful, selling 36.5 million products that saved billions of kilowatt-hours in electricity and prevented the release of tons of greenhouse gases.

Source: Greener Computing News

Tag(s): Energy, Green Furnishings, Greenhouse Gas Emissions / Global Warming


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