TIMING OF CRITERIA IMPLEMENTATION

TIMING OF CRITERIA IMPLEMENTATION

 

The typical timelines for new and revised standards implementation in EPEAT are outlined by EPEAT policies.  See P 21, Procedure for Implementing New Standards, and P31, Implementing Updated Standards on the EPEAT Registry.  These implementation timelines begin when a standard is published by an SDO.

Below is a list of standards that are currently being considered by GEC for use in EPEAT. Because the publication date of standards is subject to change, this information and specific dates provided here will be continually updated by GEC.

EPEAT Server Registry Implementation Information

GEC is pleased to announce the activities in preparation for the launch of the EPEAT Server category! This page will be updated as new information becomes available. For additional questions and information, please contact Lindsay Fernandez-Salvador, EPEAT Operations Manager

Launch Timeline

  • NSF 426 Published by Standards Development Organization: August 2017
  • Registry opens to manufacturers: March 2018
  • Anticipated date Registry opens to public: Late August 2018

Standard, Conformity Guidance, Desk Review and Priority Criteria

NSF 426 Environmental Leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility Assessment of Servers is available here. Participating manufacturers should obtain the standard before registering products in the EPEAT Registry.

Conformity Guidance – GEC will continuously update conformity guidance as the program develops.  Conformity Guidance will be available via “Key Documents” in your EPEAT account.

Desk Review and Priority Criteria – Products must undergo desk review for priority criteria prior to being activated to the EPEAT Registry.  Priority criteria can be found on “My Account” under “Key Documents” or here.  For a full description of the Desk Review process and how Priority Criteria are applied, see P16 CAB Manual on “My Account” under “Key Documents or here.

Participating Manufacturer Fees

Participating Manufacturer Fees for Servers are available here

Published Standards Implementation Process Overview

Process Step 1

EPEAT Registry “opens to manufacturers.” During Process Step 1, the EPEAT Registry is open exclusively to manufacturers, and products are not publicly searchable.  At this time, manufacturers are able to add information about products that meet the new or revised standard.

Process Step 2

EPEAT Registry “opens to the public.” During Process Step 2, product information that has been entered by manufacturers into the EPEAT Registry becomes publicly viewable. At this time, purchasers can search the Registry for products that meet the new or revised standard.

The table below outlines typical timeframes that manufacturers and the public can anticipate having access to the EPEAT Registry once an SDO publishes a new or revised standard. It also shows the “phase-out periods” for products once a revised standard is published. After the “phase out period”, if a product does not meet the requirements of the revised standard, it may no longer be marketed or described as “EPEAT registered.”  For more details on the timeline for phasing out products, see EPEAT Policy P31 Implementing Updated Standards on the Registry.

Update on Amendments to the IEEE 1680.2 Standard

Amendments to the IEEE 1680.2 standard have been approved by ballot and are scheduled for review and approval by IEEE this December. with publication schedule for late December 2017 or January 2018.  The draft amendments are available here.

Criterion 4.6.2.1 has been amended to allow additional paths to compliance and has adjusted the technical requirements for qualified recyclers.  Additionally, the country applicability of criteria 4.9.3.2 and 4.9.3.3 has been amended so that these criteria can be claimed differently in different countries.
For criterion 4.6.2.1

Existing claims against 4.6.2.1

  • Manufacturers who currently meet 4.6.2.1 will also meet the amended criteria.  Manufacturers do not need to take any action to update their declarations

Application of the amended criterion for existing manufacturers registering products in a new country for the first time:

  • CABs may elect to perform Desk Review against the revised criterion if a manufacturer is registering a product in a country for the first time
  • EPEAT policies do not require Desk Review for 4.6.2.1 when an existing manufacturer is registering in a new country for the first time. If a Manufacturer has previously passed Desk Review for 4.6.2.1, the Registry software will not enforce Desk Review requirements when a product is registered in a new country
  • However, 4.6.2.1 must be met in each country where products are registered.  Because Manufacturers may have different take-back and processing systems set up in countries where products are being registered for the first time, the EPEAT Program recommends that manufacturers work with their CABs to go through optional Desk Review when registering in a new country
  • This Desk Review may be performed after claims appear in the Registry.
  •  If a CAB chooses not to perform Desk Review in a new country, they should maintain records to support this decision.  CABs may choose not to perform Desk Review for reasons including:
  • The Manufacturer has undergone Desk Review for 4.6.2.1. for other countries with similar end-of-life processing requirements
  • The Manufacturer has been verified against 4.6.2.1 with no non-conformances
  • Claims against the revised criterion are subject to Verification, as per EPEAT’s policies and procedures

Application of the amended criterion for new manufacturers

  • CABs may perform desk review against the revised criterion instead of against the current criterion if a new manufacturer is registering products for the first time
  • Claims against the revised criterion are subject to Verification, as per EPEAT’s policies and procedures

For criteria 4.9.3.2 and 4.9.3.3.

Existing claims against 4.9.3.2 and 4.9.3.3

  • Manufacturers who currently claim 4.9.3.2 and 4.9.3.3 will not need to take any action to update their declarations

Application of the amended criteria for existing manufacturers registering products in a new country for the first time:

  • Starting on November 15th, 2017 the Registry software will allow this optional point to be claimed differently in different countries
  • Desk Review for 4.9.3.2 and 4.9.3.3 is not required when an existing manufacturer is registering in a new country for the first time. If a Manufacturer has previously passed Desk Review for 4.9.3.2 and/or 4.9.3.3, the Registry software will not enforce Desk Review requirements when a product is registered in a new country Because Manufacturers may have different take-back systems set up in countries where products are being registered for the first time, the EPEAT Program recommends that Manufacturers work with their CABs to go through optional Desk Review when registering in a new country
  • This Desk Review may be performed after claims appear in the Registry.
  • If a CAB chooses not to perform Desk Review in a new country, they should maintain records to support this decision.  CABs may chose not to perform Desk Review for reasons including:
  • The Manufacturer has undergone Desk Review for 4.9.3.2 and/or 4.9.3.3. for other countries with similar end-of-life processing requirements
  • The Manufacturer has been verified against 4.9.3.2 and/or 4.9.3.3 with no non-conformances
  • Claims against the revised criterion are subject to Verification, as per EPEAT’s policies and procedures

Application of the amendment for new manufacturers registering products for the first time

  • Starting on November 15th, the Registry software will allow this optional point to be claimed differently in different countries
  • Manufacturers claiming this optional point will need to undergo Desk Review, as per EPEAT’s current procedures
  • Claims against the revised criterion are subject to Verification, as per EPEAT’s policies and procedures

Published Standards Implementation Process Overview

Process Step 1

EPEAT Registry “opens to manufacturers.” During Process Step 1, the EPEAT Registry is open exclusively to manufacturers, and products are not publicly searchable.  At this time, manufacturers are able to add information about products that meet the new or revised standard.

Process Step 2

EPEAT Registry “opens to the public.” During Process Step 2, product information that has been entered by manufacturers into the EPEAT Registry becomes publicly viewable. At this time, purchasers can search the Registry for products that meet the new or revised standard.

The table below outlines typical timeframes that manufacturers and the public can anticipate having access to the EPEAT Registry once an SDO publishes a new or revised standard. It also shows the “phase-out periods” for products once a revised standard is published. After the “phase out period”, if a product does not meet the requirements of the revised standard, it may no longer be marketed or described as “EPEAT registered.”  For more details on the timeline for phasing out products, see EPEAT Policy P31 Implementing Updated Standards on the Registry.

Update on Amendments to the IEEE 1680.3 Standard

Amendments to the IEEE 1680.3 standard have been approved by ballot and are scheduled for review and approval by IEEE this December. with publication schedule for late December 2017 or January 2018.  The draft amendments are available here.

Criterion 4.6.2.1 has been amended to allow additional paths to compliance and has adjusted the technical requirements for qualified recyclers.

For criterion 4.6.2.1

Existing claims against 4.6.2.1

  • Manufacturers who currently meet 4.6.2.1 will also meet the amended criteria.  Manufacturers do not need to take any action to update their declarations

Application of the amended criterion for existing manufacturers registering products in a new country for the first time:

  • CABs may elect to perform Desk Review against the revised criterion if a manufacturer is registering a product in a country for the first time
  • EPEAT policies do not require Desk Review for 4.6.2.1 when an existing manufacturer is registering in a new country for the first time. If a Manufacturer has previously passed Desk Review for 4.6.2.1, the Registry software will not enforce Desk Review requirements when a product is registered in a new country
  • However, 4.6.2.1 must be met in each country where products are registered.  Because Manufacturers may have different take-back and processing systems set up in countries where products are being registered for the first time, the EPEAT Program recommends that manufacturers work with their CABs to go through optional Desk Review when registering in a new country
  • This Desk Review may be performed after claims appear in the Registry.
  •  If a CAB chooses not to perform Desk Review in a new country, they should maintain records to support this decision.  CABs may choose not to perform Desk Review for reasons including:
  • The Manufacturer has undergone Desk Review for 4.6.2.1. for other countries with similar end-of-life processing requirements
  • The Manufacturer has been verified against 4.6.2.1 with no non-conformances
  • Claims against the revised criterion are subject to Verification, as per EPEAT’s policies and procedures

Application of the amended criterion for new manufacturers

  • CABs may perform desk review against the revised criterion instead of against the current criterion if a new manufacturer is registering products for the first time
  • Claims against the revised criterion are subject to Verification, as per EPEAT’s policies and procedures

Published Standards Implementation Process Overview

Process Step 1

EPEAT Registry “opens to manufacturers.” During Process Step 1, the EPEAT Registry is open exclusively to manufacturers, and products are not publicly searchable.  At this time, manufacturers are able to add information about products that meet the new or revised standard.

Process Step 2

EPEAT Registry “opens to the public.” During Process Step 2, product information that has been entered by manufacturers into the EPEAT Registry becomes publicly viewable. At this time, purchasers can search the Registry for products that meet the new or revised standard.

The table below outlines typical timeframes that manufacturers and the public can anticipate having access to the EPEAT Registry once an SDO publishes a new or revised standard. It also shows the “phase-out periods” for products once a revised standard is published. After the “phase out period”, if a product does not meet the requirements of the revised standard, it may no longer be marketed or described as “EPEAT registered.”  For more details on the timeline for phasing out products, see EPEAT Policy P31 Implementing Updated Standards on the Registry.

EPEAT 1680.1 Revision Implementation Information

GEC is pleased to announce the activities in preparation for the revision of the EPEAT PCs and Displays category! This page will be updated as new information becomes available. For additional questions and information, please contact Lindsay Fernandez-Salvador, EPEAT Operations Manager

Launch Timeline

  • 1680.1: 2018 Published by Standards Development Organization: Late March
  • Anticipated date Registry opens to manufacturers: August 2018
  • Anticipated date Registry opens to public: November 2018

1680.1 Transition Timeline

  • Products registered to 1680.1: 2009 will be available for public search until May 2019
  • Products may be registered to 1680.1: 2009 until ~Quarter 4 2018.
  • Products may be registered to 1680.1: 2018 starting in ~Quarter 3 2018
  • Products registered to 1680.1: 2018 will become available for public search ~Quarter 4 2018
  • Products registered to 1680.1: 2009 will be archived ~May 2019. A snapshot of the EPEAT Registry for 1680.1: 2009 products will be available for historical records.

Implementation of Energy Star Computer 7.0 Specification

EPEAT will implement the Energy Star 7.0 Computer Specification only for products registering to 1680.1:2018.  The new Energy Star specification is effective November 2018 and therefore any products registered to 1680.1:2018 will need to be in conformance with the Energy Star 7.0 specification by the time of the launch of the EPEAT Registry to the public (November).  Products registered to 1680.1:2009 will not be required to come into compliance with the new Energy Star 7.0 specification.

Standard, Conformity Guidance, Desk Review and Priority Criteria

Standard – GEC has partnered with IEEE to make copies of the IEEE 1680 standards for free.  To obtain the standards, click here and make an account or log in using an existing account. IEEE 1680.1: 2018 Standard for Environmental and Social Responsibility Assessment of Computers and Displays will be available for download after publication in 2018.  Participating manufacturers should obtain the standard before registering products in the EPEAT Registry.

The 1680.1:2018 standard has changed significantly and there many exciting areas where manufacturers can showcase their innovations in sustainability. Click here  for an overview of what has changed between the previous and new versions

Conformity Guidance – GEC will continuously update conformity guidance as the program develops and expects to have them available in July.  Conformity Guidance will be available via “Key Documents” in your EPEAT account.

Desk Review and Priority Criteria – Products registered to 1680.1: 2018 must undergo desk review for priority criteria prior to being activated to the EPEAT Registry, regardless if they are already registered to the 1680.1:2009 version.  Priority criteria is available now and can be found by clicking here or on “My Account” under “Key Documents”.  For a full description of the Desk Review process and how Priority Criteria are applied, see P16 CAB Manual on “My Account” under “Key Documents here.

Participating Manufacturer Fees

Fees for PCs and Displays are available now by clicking here!

Training Dates and Locations

PCs and Displays Upgrade Training Webinars

This “upgrade” training is for Conformity Assessment Bodies and Auditors who have already passed EPEAT Auditor training. Manufacturers are also welcome to attend. The training will cover the criteria in   IEEE 1680.1: 2018 Standard for Environmental and Social Responsibility Assessment of Computers and Displays and will prepare auditors to conduct assurance against the standard.

The training will be held in two parts with two available sessions for each part. Participants must attend both parts and successfully pass the exam to receive a successful participation certificate.

PART 1:

Monday, July 9, 2018 4pm- 6pm PST REGISTER HERE

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 8am- 10am PST REGISTER HERE 

PART 2: REGISTRATION INFORMATION COMING SOON

Monday, July 16, 2018 4pm-6pm PST *Registration information will be emailed after attendees have registered for Part 1

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 8am- 10am PST *Registration information will be emailed after attendees have registered for Part 1

Webinar on 1680.1:2018 Computers and Displays Implementation in EPEAT

Please click here for a recording of this webinar from March 6, 2018.  This webinar discusses the timeline for the registry to open to manufacturers and the public, as well as the transition timeline for products moving from the old standard to the new standard.  We will also discuss various resources EPEAT will provide to help manufacturers prepare for the transition.  Finally, we will review the activities EPEAT will take to help prepare purchasers for the transition as well. Come prepared to provide feedback and get your questions answered

 

Published Standards Implementation Process Overview

Process Step 1

EPEAT Registry “opens to manufacturers.” During Process Step 1, the EPEAT Registry is open exclusively to manufacturers, and products are not publicly searchable.  At this time, manufacturers are able to add information about products that meet the new or revised standard.

Process Step 2

EPEAT Registry “opens to the public.” During Process Step 2, product information that has been entered by manufacturers into the EPEAT Registry becomes publicly viewable. At this time, purchasers can search the Registry for products that meet the new or revised standard.

The table below outlines typical timeframes that manufacturers and the public can anticipate having access to the EPEAT Registry once an SDO publishes a new or revised standard. It also shows the “phase-out periods” for products once a revised standard is published. After the “phase out period”, if a product does not meet the requirements of the revised standard, it may no longer be marketed or described as “EPEAT registered.”  For more details on the timeline for phasing out products, see EPEAT Policy P31 Implementing Updated Standards on the Registry.