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EECA NZ working on IT energy efficiency standards

posted Sep 19, 2011, 10:33 PM by ema-1 ema-1   [ updated Oct 4, 2011, 3:39 PM ]
"The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority is considering new import regulations that will exclude computer equipment that does not meet appropriate energy-use standards"

"EECA products manager Terry Collins elaborates. “These standards we’re looking at [proposing] are based on an Energy Star test devised in the US,” he says. “We recently did a mapping exercise around the Asia-Pacific area. For all the products that we have standards for, computers are the one where [devices in different countries] are pretty much aligned to the same test standards.”

There are two areas of focus, he says. “On monitors there may be labels indicating how much power they use. And with computers there’ll be controls over how much energy they use on standby – when they’re not in use but [still] connected"