Call for Interest in Updating IEEE 1680.1™

The IEEE Computer Society, in conjunction with the IEEE Standards Association,  invites all interested parties to notify us if they wish to participate in the revision of *IEEE 1680.1-2009™ Standard for Environmental Assessment of Personal Computer Products, Including Notebook Personal Computers, Desktop Personal Computers, and Personal Computer Displays.

The IEEE 1680.1 standard defines environmental performance criteria for personal computer products, including desktop computers, notebook computers, and computer displays. The environmental performance criteria relate to reduction or elimination of environmentally sensitive materials, materials selection, design for end of life, life cycle extension, energy conservation, end-of-life management, corporate performance, and packaging.

This clear and consistent set of environmental performance criteria provides an opportunity to secure market recognition for efforts to reduce the environmental impact of electronic products. This standard is intended to provide guidance for government, institutional, and corporate purchasers. Product manufacturers may also use it to earn recognition in the consumer market, recognizing that certain criteria may not be applicable to all types of purchasers. The standard is used by the EPEAT program to register compliant products. This standard shall be updated and revised on a periodic basis to continue to set a higher performance standard for leadership products.

Stakeholders for this standard include computer manufacturers, suppliers of materials, equipment and packaging, electronics equipment recyclers, reuse organizations, trade associations, environmental advocacy organizations, purchasers, users, resellers, retailers, environmental representatives of government agencies, academic experts, and the general public.

Your active participation and technical contributions will be instrumental in developing a quality update to the standard.


If you would like to participate in the revision of IEEE 1680.1, please submit the following information to Chuck Walrad, Computer Society VP of Standards Activities ( with the subject="IEEE P1680.1 WG participation"   by 11 May 2013:

  1. Your name and email address
  2. Name of your employer
  3. If you are a consultant, the name of the client(s) who will be supporting your activities
  4. Which of the following interest categories you belong to:
  1. Producers of end products within the scope of the standard and their trade associations
  2. Suppliers and their trade associations
  3. Recyclers and their trade associations
  4. Other types of businesses commercially engaged with the product
  5. Governmental agencies
  6. Non-governmental environmental advocacy organizations
  7. Institutional purchasers and consumers
  8. Academics
  9. Public or other