Archive for March, 2007

energy saving

Saturday, March 10th, 2007

TCI: computers & energy efficiency

TCI: computer power management

TCI: computer brochure [pdf]

TCI: computer calculations [pdf]

The Tufts Climate Initiative (TCI) is the pioneer in the field of climate change mitigation at institutions of higher learning. They suggest:
1. Turn off your computer at night, weekends and when you are not using it for several hours during the day.
2. Turn off your monitor when you are not using your computer for 15 minutes or longer.
3. Enable the Power Management feature for your monitor
4. If you buy a new computer, consider a laptop: it use only 1/4 the energy of a desktop.
5. If you buy a new monitor, consider a flat screen: it use only 1/3 the energy
see also:

TCI: Frequently asked questions about computer power management

User guide to Power Management in personal computers and monitors

EZ Wizard to activate Energy Star

Tufts Climate Initiative’s homepage

a greener apple

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

Apple probably knows more about “clean” design than other producers. So why do Macs, iPods, iBooks and the rest of their product range contain hazardous substances that other companies have abandoned? A cutting edge company shouldn’t be cutting lives short by exposing children in China and India to dangerous chemicals. That’s why Apple fans need to demand a new, cool product: a greener Apple.
see also:

Bad Apple on

Alternet: can Apple and the tech Industry be green? February 3rd, 2007

AppleInsider: Greenpeace forced out of MacExpo; October 26th, 2006

Macworld: Greenpeace thrown out of MacExpo; October 26th, 2006


Thursday, March 8th, 2007

seeba eco-design tools

seeba is the electronics programme for the Centre for Sustainable Design. It organises workshops & training, and provides information on eco-design, supply chain management and end-of-life management; seeba aims to help businesses and others cut through the confusion and obtain up-to-date information and know-how on ‘Producer Responsibility’ developments affecting the electronics and sector and related areas.
see also:

the Center for Sustainable Design

aede, Asia Eco-Design Electronics

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

aede Corporate Brochure

The Asia Eco-Design Electronics (aede) project aims to support electronics companies in Asia that are required to meet increasingly stringent legal and customer requirements related to environmental and social issues from the EU, Japan and the US. Particular drivers are a range of EC legislative developments focusing on eco-design, recycling and hazardous materials reduction in the electronics, electrical and home appliance sectors (see post in “institutions” category).