CompTIA Green IT

Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) Program developed to allow equipment manufacturers to report how their products rank according to a set of 51 criteria, 23 of which are required, and 28 are optional.

 Managed by the Green Electronics Council

Restriction of Hazardous Substances  
Material Safety Data Sheet A document that list the proper procedures for handling and working with a particular substance.
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Established by the United Nations General Assembly.  Mission is to develp a consensus on environmental policies among the UN member nations. Organized into 8 divisions.

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Communications and Public Information (DCPI) is one of eight UNEP divisions.

 In charge of communicating the core messages of UNEP’s policies.

Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA) is one of eight divisions of the UNEP.;Responsible for analyzing the environment globally, and then based on that analysis, provide early warning information and global and regional environmental trend assessments to its members.
Environmental Conventions (DEC) – one of eight divisions of the UNEP.

;;Works to ensure the sustainability of ecosystem services.;;DEC is tasked with the implementation of multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs)

Global Environment Facility (GEF) Coordination – one of eight divisions of the UNEP.;Helps developing countries and those with poorer economies to meet environmental goals in six areas.Biological Diversity, Climate Change, International Waters, Ozone Layer Depletion, Land Degradation, Persistant Organic Pollutants (POPs)
Policy Development and Law (DPDL) – one of eight divisions of UNEP;Guides governments and international communty members in developing integrated and sound environmental policies in response to problems, strengthening environmental law worldwide, and improving compliance with and enforcement of the policies and laws
Environmental Policy Implementation (DEPI) – One of eight divisions of UNEP.Provides technical assistance and policy advisory services services to international partners. The goal is to strengthen environmental policies in countries with poorer economies.

Regional Cooperation (DRC) -;one of eight divisions of UNEP;DRC coordinates the work of UNEP’s regional offices
Technology, Industry, Economics (DTIE) – one of eight divisions of UNEP Works with everyone worldwide to develop and implement policies and practices that are cleaner and safer for the environment.  Use natural resources efficiently, reduce pollution, decrease risks for humans and environment.
United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)  Established by UNEP and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988 to provide clear, scientific view of the current state of global climate change.
IPCC three working groups are:

  1. Physical Science Basis of Climate Change
  2. Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability
  3. Mitigation of Climate Change

International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC)Organization that globally represents the engineering consulting industry.

 Promote sustainable development.

The Green Grid
Global organization of IT companies and professionals working to decrease the demand for power, cooling, and space in ID data centers.
Established in 1960 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) is a non-governmental, nonprofit organization for smaller national information-processing organizations that work toward common goals of industry competence, professionalism, and ethics.  The International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3) is a 2006 initiative of IFIP which guides its members to use information technology to benefit the maximum number of people and to promote professionalism and ethics worldwide in the industry.
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  goals of repairing the damage to our natural environment and establishing new guidelines to help Americans create a cleaner environment going forward.

EPA employs engineers, scientists, and policy analysts to:

  1. Conduct environmental studies
  2. Develop and enforce regulations
  3. Educate about the environment
  4. Provide grants
  5. Publish health and environmental information
  6. Sponsor partnerships

Green Computing Impact Organization, Inc. (GCIO) membership organization whose mission it is to educate and assist business technology users in designing environmentally aware and responsible information systems in their organizations.
Agenda 21
UNEPS’s comprehensive blueprint to create and maintain sustainable development into the 21st century.;Has 40 Chapters divided into 4 main sections:

  1. Conservation and Management of Resources for Development
  2. Means of Implemenation
  3. Social and Economic Dimensions
  4. Strengthening the Role of Major Groups


FIDIC’s Project Sustainability Management (PSM) guidelines and tools help you implement Agenda 21’s whole-societ goals and priorities in your individual projects.
Investment Property Databank (IPD);is a company that measures the environmental performance of corporate real estate.
ISO 21931
Sustainable in building construction;-framework for assessing the environmental performance of construction
Energy Star
Joint venture of the U.S.

Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. ;Setup by the EPA to assist consumers in purchasing energy-efficient products.

Energy Star promotes an energy management process, as follows:

  1. Make a commitment
  2. Assess performance
  3. Set goals
  4. Create an action plan
  5. Implement your action plan
  6. Evaluate processes
  7. Recognize achievements

Climate Savers Computing Initiative (CSCI) – nonprofit organization of environmentally conscious consumers, businesses, and conservation organizations.

;Started by Google and Intel in 2007. ;Goal to improve effciency of a computer’s power system.  Bronze, Silver, Gold.

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) – Directive requirements were a 2003 mandate of the European Union.  WEEE places the responsibility for electronic waste disposal on the manufacturer, not the consumer.
Green Electronics Council (GEC) – Founded in 2005 to manage EPEAT.
TCO certification
Series of IT and office equipment certifications designed to limit environmentally hazardous materials and increase energy efficiency in products.

 Based in Stockholm, Sweden.  To be labeled TCO-certified products must meet Usability and Environmental standards.