1680.4 Working Group (public)


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    • P1680.4 -  Standard for Environmental Assessment of Servers



    SCOPE: This standard defines environmental performance criteria for computer servers as defined in the Energy Star Server specifications, including managed servers and blade servers, relating to reduction or elimination of environmentally sensitive materials, materials selection, design for end of life, lifecycle extension, energy conservation, end of life management, corporate performance, and packaging.


    PURPOSE: This standard for servers is part of the electronic product environmental assessment tool (EPEAT) family of standards that provides a clear and consistent set of performance criteria for the design of electronic products, and provides an opportunity to secure market recognition for efforts to reduce the environmental impact of electronic products. This server standard is intended to provide a tool for government, institutional, corporate and consumer purchasers. Product manufacturers may use this tool to earn recognition in these markets, recognizing that certain criteria may not be applicable to all types of purchasers.

    The environmental performance criteria of this standard are intended to define a measure of environmental leadership in: the design and manufacture of servers; the delivery of specified services that are associated with the sale of the product; and associated corporate performance characteristics. This standard is defined with the intention that the criteria are technically feasible to achieve, but that only products demonstrating the leading environmental performance currently available in the marketplace would meet them at the time of their adoption. As the environmental performance of products that are available in the marketplace improves, it is intended that the criteria will be updated and revised to set a higher performance standard for leadership products.



    This WORKING GROUP is now meeting jointly with NSF 426 as the JOINT TASK GROUP for Environmental Standards for Servers (JTG-ESS).  The JTG-ESS MEETINGs will be held:


    •  As recurring conference calls every other Thursday from 3 to 5 pm Eastern starting March 3rd, except Tuesday 12 – 2 pm Eastern March 15 & July 19 
    • Face to face meeting April 12 to 14 at NSF headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan


    Previously approved minutes of IEEE 1680.4 can be found at Approved Minutes


    CONTACT for more information:

    • Chair: Dr. Jennifer Costley [jcostley <at> nyas.org]

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