Geneva (ots) - A new International Standard from the International
Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) will help designers of audio-video
and information technology equipment - such as laptops, mobile phones
and TVs - to make the best decisions on energy efficiency and
reducing environmental impact at the start of the design and
The standard - IEC 62075 - makes designers consider the entire
life cycle of a product - from the materials and energy used in its
manufacturing, to its efficiency when switched on or in standby mode,
through to the safe disposal of the product at the end of its life.
Designers are told to consider the product's energy efficiency,
the use of various materials, such as different types of plastics, as
well as the product packaging. To increase energy efficiency, the
standard helps to explain the different operating modes and the
relevant benefits/drawbacks to be considered.
The standard advises on the environmental regulations that are
coming into force, and provides links to numerous government
environment agencies around the world.
Commenting on the new standard, IEC General Secretary & Chief
Executive Officer, Ronnie Amit, said: "The IEC Standard helps
designers consider all aspects of a product's life cycle, from the
cradle to grave. If we can get designers to think holistically at the
start of the product's life cycle, then it's a win-win for the
consumer, governments and industry alike."
IEC is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization comprising
145 countries that develops international standards for all
electrical, electronic and related technologies. IEC Standards cover
a vast range of technologies including power generation, home
appliances and office equipment, solar and marine energy and
ots Originaltext: IEC International Electrotechnical Commission
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