What is eco labels

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As the popularity of green product claims continues to grow and With the plethora of techno eco labels the more you try to learn, the more confused you can get.
Dont worry, we will try to help you make sense of all logo and spell out what each stand for- PCeditor.blogspot.com

1. Energy Star (www.energystar.gov)

When you boot your PC and you'll probably catch This logo on the bios boot screen.
ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.

In 1992 the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) introduced ENERGY STAR as a voluntary labeling program designed to identify and promote energy-efficient products to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Computers and monitors were the first labeled products. The ENERGY STAR label is now on over 50 product categories including major appliances, office equipment, lighting, and home electronics. EPA has also extended the label to cover new homes and commercial and industrial buildings.

2. EPEAT™ (www.epeat.net)

EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) is a procurement tool to help large volume purchasers in the public and private sectors evaluate, compare, and select desktop computers, notebooks, and monitors based on their environmental attributes. EPEAT currently covers computer desktops, laptops, and computer monitors.
It enables purchasers to evaluate,compare and select based on environmental attributes.

3. 80 plus (www.80plus.org)

The 80 PLUS performance specification requires multi output power supplies in computers and servers to be 80% or greater energy efficient at 20%, 50% and 100% of rated load with a true power factor of 0.9 or greater. Look for the logo on stand alone power supply and on some PC packaging.
To date, Over 700 power supplies have been certified and many local and major computer manufacturers are selling qualified computers.

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