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IT Eco-labeling – Purchasing Greener IT equipment which reduces impact on the environment, saves energy and carbon footprint..

I have a lot of people asking me what PC they should buy next. Depends on what you want it for and what your budget is usually.  Can you upgrade what you currently have first?

For personal usage, there may just be a need to use a PC for website browsing, documentation, e-mails, iplayer, music/itunes, games, etc.

An organisation’s usage can only be best determined when you have a current understanding of the people, (business) processes and technology.

What are the guidelines a buyer follows when they purchase a PC?

  • Appearance
  • Backing up features
  • Battery power
  • Cheapest price
  • Do you need a desktop, laptop or netbook?
  • Does it need to connect to another external device?
  • Graphics ability
  • Latest deal in store/online
  • Speed of machine
  • Storage ability – files for music, photos and/or  videos
  • The brand name/manufacturer
  • The processor speed, memory size, monitor and applications you run will affect the PC energy and battery usage. This may therefore increase the IT CO2 and energy usage costs.
  • What monitor would you want with the desktop?  

Eco-labeling for IT equipment is also another area which needs to be looked into as a criteria and I will also explain this in more detail in separate blog posts.

Much in the same way buyers look at labeling on food packaging (Carbon Trust, recycling), energy star rating for fridges and washing machines, some IT manufacturers also provide information on the environmental attributes for technology. These include:

  • packaging
  • product information on the hazardous substances
  • product lifetime and more  
  • recycling

I have already addressed the need to provide some awareness to the buyer for IT equipment eco-labeling with a well known PC store a couple of weeks ago and am awaiting a response to this.

Purchasing technology which fit the specific needs for personal usage/organisation/schools, saves money, uses less energy and reduces the environmental impact.

Author: Tripta Prashar
Company: Giving Time and Solutions Ltd
Company website: http://givingtimeandsolutions.com
Professional profile: http://linkedin.com/in/triptaprashar
Date created: 23 May 2010 11.30am

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Categories: Eco-Labeling, Green IT
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