Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment - Environmentally conscious design

Applies to all audio/video, information and communication technology equipment marketed as final products. This standard specifies requirements and recommendations for the design of environmentally sound products regarding life cycle thinking aspects, material efficiency, consumables and batteries, extension of product lifetime, hazardous substances/preparations, and product packaging. This standard covers only criteria directly related to the environmental performance of the product.

Audio/Video, Informations- und Kommunikationstechnikgeräte - Umweltbewusstes Design

Equipements relatifs aux technologies de l'audio/vidéo, de l'information et de la communication - Conception éco-environnementale

S'applique à tous les équipements des technologies de l'audio/vidéo, de l'information et de la communication commercialisés en tant que produits finis. La présente norme spécifie des exigences et des recommandations pour la conception de produits écologiquement rationnels concernant les éléments de réflexion sur le cycle de vie, l'efficacité des matériaux, les consommables, ainsi que les piles et batteries, l'extension de la durée de vie des produits, les substances/préparations dangereuses et l'emballage des produits. La présente norme ne traite que des critères directement liés à la performance environnementale du produit.

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communication - Conception éco-environnementale
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EUROPEAN STANDARD
EN 62075
NORME EUROPÉENNE
April 2008
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
ICS 33.160
English version
Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment -
Environmentally conscious design
(IEC 62075:2008)
Equipements relatifs aux technologies Audio/Video, Informations- und
de l'audio/vidéo, de l'information Kommunikationstechnikgeräte -
et de la communication - Umweltbewusstes Design
Conception éco-environnementale (IEC 62075:2008)
(CEI 62075:2008)

This European Standard was approved by CENELEC on 2008-02-01. CENELEC members are bound to comply

with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this European Standard

the status of a national standard without any alteration.

Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references concerning such national standards may be obtained on

application to the Central Secretariat or to any CENELEC member.

This European Standard exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other

language made by translation under the responsibility of a CENELEC member into its own language and notified

to the Central Secretariat has the same status as the official versions.

CENELEC members are the national electrotechnical committees of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the

Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia,

Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain,

Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
CENELEC
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Comité Européen de Normalisation Electrotechnique
Europäisches Komitee für Elektrotechnische Normung
Central Secretariat: rue de Stassart 35, B - 1050 Brussels

© 2008 CENELEC - All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved worldwide for CENELEC members.

Ref. No. EN 62075:2008 E
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EN 62075:2008 - 2 -
Foreword

The text of document 108/266/FDIS, future edition 1 of IEC 62075, prepared by IEC TC 108, Safety of

electronic equipment within the field of audio/video, information technology and communication

technology, was submitted to the IEC-CENELEC parallel vote and was approved by CENELEC as

EN 62075 on 2008-02-01.
The following dates were fixed:
– latest date by which the EN has to be implemented
at national level by publication of an identical
(dop) 2008-11-01
national standard or by endorsement
– latest date by which the national standards conflicting
(dow) 2011-02-01
with the EN have to be withdrawn
NOTE The following print types are used:
– requirements: in roman type;
– test specifications: in italic type;
– notes: in small roman type.

Words in bold in the text are defined in Clause 3. When a definition concerns an adjective, the adjective and the associated noun

are also in bold.
Annex ZA has been added by CENELEC.
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Endorsement notice

The text of the International Standard IEC 62075:2008 was approved by CENELEC as a European

Standard without any modification.

In the official version, for Bibliography, the following notes have to be added for the standards indicated:

IEC 60065 NOTE Harmonized as EN 60065:2002 (modified).
IEC 60950-1 NOTE Harmonized as EN 60950-1:2006 (modified).
IEC 62018 NOTE Harmonized as EN 62018:2003 (not modified).
ISO 14001 NOTE Harmonized as EN ISO 14001:2004 (not modified).
ISO 14040 NOTE Harmonized as EN ISO 14040:2006 (not modified).
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Annex ZA
(normative)
Normative references to international publications
with their corresponding European publications

The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document. For dated

references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced

document (including any amendments) applies.

NOTE When an international publication has been modified by common modifications, indicated by (mod), the relevant EN/HD

applies.
Publication Year Title EN/HD Year
1) 2)
ISO 3741 - Acoustics - Determination of sound power EN ISO 3741 1999
levels of noise sources using sound pressure -
Precision methods for reverberation rooms
1) 2)
ISO 3744 - Acoustics - Determination of sound power EN ISO 3744 1995
levels of noise sources using sound pressure -
Engineering method in an essentially free field
over a reflecting plane
ISO 3745 - Acoustics - Determination of sound power - -
levels of noise sources using sound pressure -
Precision methods for anechoic and hemi-
anechoic rooms
1) 2)
ISO 7779 - Acoustics - Measurement of airborne noise EN ISO 7779 2001
emitted by information technology and
telecommunications equipment
ISO 9296 - Acoustics - Declared noise emission values of - -
computer and business equipment
1) 2)
ISO 11201 - Acoustics - Noise emitted by machinery and EN ISO 11201 1995
equipment - Measurement of emission sound
pressure levels at a work station and at other
specified positions - Engineering method in an
essentially free field over a reflecting plane
1) 2)
ISO 11469 - Plastics - Generic identification and marking EN ISO 11469 2000
of plastic products
Undated reference.
Valid edition at date of issue.
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IEC 62075
Edition 1.0 2008-01
INTERNATIONAL
STANDARD
NORME
INTERNATIONALE
Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment –
Environmentally conscious design

Equipements relatifs aux technologies de l’audio/vidéo, de l'information et de la

communication – Conception éco-environnementale
INTERNATIONAL
ELECTROTECHNICAL
COMMISSION
COMMISSION
ELECTROTECHNIQUE
PRICE CODE
INTERNATIONALE
CODE PRIX
ICS 33.160 ISBN 2-8318-9528-6
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CONTENTS

FOREWORD...........................................................................................................................3

INTRODUCTION.....................................................................................................................5

1 Scope...............................................................................................................................6

2 Normative references .......................................................................................................6

3 Terms and definitions .......................................................................................................7

4 Life cycle thinking (LCT) aspects ......................................................................................9

5 Design requirements and recommendations ...................................................................10

5.1 General considerations..........................................................................................10

5.2 Material efficiency .................................................................................................11

5.3 Energy efficiency...................................................................................................11

5.3.1 General .....................................................................................................11

5.3.2 Energy modes and related energy efficiency measures...............................11

5.3.3 Operational modes ....................................................................................12

5.3.4 Energy saving modes ................................................................................13

5.3.5 Off modes..................................................................................................13

5.3.6 No load mode ............................................................................................14

5.3.7 General energy efficiency measures..........................................................14

5.4 Consumables and batteries ...................................................................................15

5.4.1 Consumables.............................................................................................15

5.4.2 Batteries....................................................................................................15

5.5 Emissions..............................................................................................................15

5.5.1 Chemical emissions...................................................................................15

5.5.2 Noise emissions ........................................................................................15

5.6 Product lifetime .....................................................................................................16

5.7 End of life..............................................................................................................16

5.8 Hazardous substances and preparations ...............................................................17

5.9 Product packaging.................................................................................................18

Annex A (informative) Design guidance and design for environment checklist......................19

Annex B (informative) Polymers compatibility guide .............................................................32

Annex C (informative) Examples of regulations ....................................................................34

Bibliography..........................................................................................................................36

Figure 1 – Energy mode classification...................................................................................12

Table B.1 – Example of compatibility of various thermoplastics ............................................33

Table C.1 – Government environmental agency URLs ..........................................................34

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INTERNATIONAL ELECTROTECHNICAL COMMISSION
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AUDIO/VIDEO, INFORMATION AND
COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT –
ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS DESIGN
FOREWORD

1) The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) is a worldwide organization for standardization comprising

all national electrotechnical committees (IEC National Committees). The object of IEC is to promote

international co-operation on all questions concerning standardization in the electrical and electronic fields. To

this end and in addition to other activities, IEC publishes International Standards, Technical Specifications,

Technical Reports, Publicly Available Specifications (PAS) and Guides (hereafter referred to as “IEC

Publication(s)”). Their preparation is entrusted to technical committees; any IEC National Committee interested

in the subject dealt with may participate in this preparatory work. International, governmental and non-

governmental organizations liaising with the IEC also participate in this preparation. IEC collaborates closely

with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in accordance with conditions determined by

agreement between the two organizations.

2) The formal decisions or agreements of IEC on technical matters express, as nearly as possible, an international

consensus of opinion on the relevant subjects since each technical committee has representation from all

interested IEC National Committees.

3) IEC Publications have the form of recommendations for international use and are accepted by IEC National

Committees in that sense. While all reasonable efforts are made to ensure that the technical content of IEC

Publications is accurate, IEC cannot be held responsible for the way in which they are used or for any

misinterpretation by any end user.

4) In order to promote international uniformity, IEC National Committees undertake to apply IEC Publications

transparently to the maximum extent possible in their national and regional publications. Any divergence

between any IEC Publication and the corresponding national or regional publication shall be clearly indicated in

the latter.

5) IEC provides no marking procedure to indicate its approval and cannot be rendered responsible for any Product

declared to be in conformity with an IEC Publication.

6) All users should ensure that they have the latest edition of this publication.

7) No liability shall attach to IEC or its directors, employees, servants or agents including individual experts and

members of its technical committees and IEC National Committees for any personal injury, property damage or

other damage of any nature whatsoever, whether direct or indirect, or for costs (including legal fees) and

expenses arising out of the publication, use of, or reliance upon, this IEC Publication or any other IEC

Publications.

8) Attention is drawn to the Normative references cited in this publication. Use of the referenced publications is

indispensable for the correct application of this publication.

9) Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this IEC Publication may be the subject of

patent rights. IEC shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

International Standard IEC 62075 has been prepared by IEC technical committee TC108:

Safety of electronic equipment within the field of audio/video, information technology and

communication technology.
The text of this standard is based on the following documents:
FDIS Report on voting
108/266/FDIS 108/284/RVD

Full information on the voting for the approval of this standard can be found in the report on

voting indicated in the above table.

This publication has been drafted in accordance with the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2.

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NOTE The following print types are used:
– requirements: in roman type;
– test specifications: in italic type;
– notes: in small roman type.

Words in bold in the text are defined in Clause 3. When a definition concerns an adjective, the adjective and the

associated noun are also in bold.

The committee has decided that the contents of this publication will remain unchanged until

the maintenance result date indicated on the IEC web site under "http://webstore.iec.ch" in

the data related to the specific publication. At this date, the publication will be

• reconfirmed,
• withdrawn,
• replaced by a revised edition, or
• amended.
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INTRODUCTION

Every product has an effect on the environment, which may occur at any or all stages of its

life cycle – raw-material acquisition, manufacture, distribution, use, and disposal. These

effects may range from low to significant; they may be short-term or long-term; and they may

occur at the local, regional or global level (or a combination thereof).

The interest of customers, users, developers and other stakeholders in environmental

aspects and effects of products is increasing.

Anticipating or identifying the environmental aspects of a product throughout its life cycle

may be complex. The environmental aspects of a product have to be balanced against

other factors, such as its intended use, performance, safety and health, cost, marketability,

quality and regulatory requirements. It is important to consider the product functionality within

the context of the system where it will be used.

The process of integrating environmental aspects into product design and development has

to be continuous and flexible, promoting creativity and maximizing innovation and

opportunities for environmental improvement. Environmental issues should be addressed in

the policies and strategies of the organization involved.

Early identification and planning enable organizations to make effective decisions about

environmental aspects that they control. This provides a better understanding of how their

decisions will affect environmental aspects controlled by others, for example, at the raw-

material and parts acquisition or end of life stages.

The purpose of this document is to help designers of products in the field of audio/video,

information technology and communication technology to appropriately manage related

environmental issues within the design process.

This sector specific document takes into account the publication of the first edition of

IEC Guide 114 (2005), the publication of the second edition of ECMA-341 ( 2004), recent

engineering best practices as well as current market and regulatory environmental product

requirements.
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AUDIO/VIDEO, INFORMATION AND
COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT –
ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS DESIGN
1 Scope

This International Standard applies to all audio/video, information and communication

technology equipment marketed as final products, hereafter referred to as products.

Although this standard does not explicitly apply to individual components and subassemblies

to be incorporated into final products, component manufacturers also need to consider this

standard, to enable manufacturers using such components to meet the requirements herein.

Only the intended use of products as defined by the manufacturer is within the scope of this

standard.

This standard specifies requirements and recommendations for the design of environmentally

sound products regarding
• life cycle thinking aspects,
• material efficiency,
• energy efficiency,
• consumables and batteries,
• chemical and noise emissions,
• extension of product lifetime,
• end of life,
• hazardous substances/preparations, and
• product packaging.

This standard covers only criteria directly related to the environmental performance of the

product. Criteria such as safety, ergonomics and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) are

outside the scope of this standard and covered by other standards.
2 Normative references

The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document.

The latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

ISO 3741, Acoustics – Determination of sound power levels of noise sources using sound

pressure – Precision methods for reverberation rooms

ISO 3744, Acoustics – Determination of sound power levels of noise sources using sound

pressure – Engineering method in an essentially free field over a reflecting plane

ISO 3745, Acoustics – Determination of sound power levels of noise sources using sound

pressure – Precision methods for anechoic and hemi-anechoic rooms

ISO 7779, Acoustics – Measurement of airborne noise emitted by information technology and

telecommunications equipment
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ISO 9296, Acoustics – Declared noise emission values of computer and business equipment

ISO 11201, Acoustics – Noise emitted by machinery and equipment – Measurement of

emission sound pressure levels at a work station and at other specified positions –

Engineering method in an essentially free field over a reflecting plane
ISO 11469, Plastics – Generic identification and marking of plastics products
3 Terms and definitions
For the purpose of this document the following terms and definitions apply.
3.1
chemical emissions
chemical substances and particulate matter emitted from a product into the air
3.2
consumable

user-replaceable part or piece of equipment that manufacturers place on the market for

direct sale for use in equipment
[IEC Guide 114, definition 3.1]

NOTE Consumables include, for example, printer cartridges and photographic film, and not parts required for

repairs or product upgrades.
3.3
designer

person responsible for the design and development of a product under the supervision of the

manufacturer
NOTE See 3.12 for context with manufacturer.
3.4
end of life
life cycle stage of a product starting when it is removed from a use stage
3.5
energy efficiency
rational use of energy to achieve an intended application performance

More technically, it is the minimum quantity of energy required to deliver a functional output

from a device.

NOTE A more precise definition is not applicable in this context as the output performance largely depends on the

specific device.

EXAMPLE For power supplies the energy efficiency is defined as the percentage of output power per input

power.
3.6
environment

surroundings in which an organization operates, including air, water, land, natural resources,

flora, fauna, humans and their interrelation
[ISO 14001:2004, definition 3.5]
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3.7
environmental aspect

element of an organization’s activities, products or services that can interact with the

environment
[ISO 14001: 2004, definition 3.6]

NOTE A significant environmental aspect is one that has or can have a significant environmental impact

(ISO 14001:2004, definition 3.7).
3.8
environmental impact

any change to the environment, whether adverse or beneficial, wholly or partially resulting

from an organization’s environmental aspects
[ISO 14001:2004, definition 3.7]
3.9
environmental management system

part of the overall management system that includes organizational structure, planning

activities, responsibilities, practices, procedure, processes, and resources for developing,

implementing, achieving, reviewing and maintaining the environmental policy
[ISO 14001:2004, definition 3.8, modified]
3.10
hazardous substances and preparations

substance or preparation that can adversely impact the environment with immediate or

retarded effect
[IEC Guide 109:2003, definition 3.6, modified]
3.11
life cycle

consecutive and interlinked stages of a product system, from raw material acquisition or

generation of natural resources to the final disposal
[ISO 14040:2006, definition 3.1]
3.12
manufacturer

organization responsible for the design, development and manufacture of a product in view

of its being placed on the market, regardless of whether these operations are carried out by

that organization itself or on its behalf
3.13
module

assembly of parts of a product with a function in itself (for example, a power supply)

including those separately put on the market as a product
3.14
organization

company, corporation, firm, enterprise, authority or institution, or part or combination thereof,

whether incorporated or not, public or private, that has its own functions and administration

[ISO 14001:2004, definition 3.16]
3.15
part
any piece or object of, or included with, a product
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3.16
preparations
mixtures or solutions composed of two or more substances

EXAMPLE Tin is a substance and solder is a preparation (an alloy) that may contain tin.

3.17
product
audio/video, information and communication technology equipment
3.18
recycling

reprocessing of products, modules or parts thereof for reuse or other purposes during their

end of life stage
3.19
renewable material
organic material not based upon fossil carbon sources
3.20
reuse

recycling of products, modules or parts by entering in a subsequent product use stage

3.21
skilled person

person with relevant education or experience to enable him or her to avoid dangers and to

reduce the likelihood of risks that may be created by the equipment
[IEV 826-18-01, modified]
3.22
substance
matter with an individual molecular identity
3.23
upgrading
process to enhance the functionality or capacity of a product
3.24
use stage

period of the product’s life from placing it into service until it enters its end of life stage

4 Life cycle thinking (LCT) aspects

Within the limits of the designer’s responsibility, the designer shall consider life cycle

thinking (LCT). LCT means integration of the environmental impact caused by a product

throughout all life cycle stages as early as possible in the product design and development

process when opportunities exist to make decisions to improve the environmental
performance of the product.
Basic considerations require that:
– a goal to minimize the overall adverse environmental impact be defined by the
manufacturer/organization;
– the significant environmental aspects of the product be identified and
– trade-offs associated with both environmental aspects and life cycle stages be
considered.
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Balanced compromises associated with both environmental aspects and the life cycle

stages shall be considered. Any decision should be balanced with technical features and

economic viability and shall not compromise health and safety.

NOTE The goal of integrating environmental aspects into product design and development is the reduction of

adverse environmental impacts of the product throughout its entire life cycle. The life cycle of any product

includes the extraction and processing of raw materials, manufacturing, transportation, use and end of life

management (including reuse, recycling and final disposal). Each of these life cycle stages consumes resources

and generates environmental impacts in air, water or soil.

It is not the designer’s sole responsibility to deal with attributes not directly dependent on the product design.

First, the designer should ensure that products comply with all relevant regulations governing product design.

Then, the designer should take into account the environmental impact of the product throughout its life to

identify the significant impacts that can be reduced by alternative design solutions.

General environmental aspects of life cycle stages such as extraction/processing of raw materials,

manufacturing and transportation should be considered within existing environmental and procurement policies and

guidelines of the organization. Designers should follow the design relevant aspects of those policies and

guidelines.

Any emphasis on a single stage of a product’s life cycle may alter another stage and therefore the overall

environmental impact. The designer’s responsibility is limited by the possibilities within the requested

functionalities and market requirements. Balanced compromises will occur in optimizing environmental impact

across the product life cycle.
5 Design requirements and recommendations
5.1 General considerations

The following requirements have been compiled for use when designing and developing

products as defined in the scope of this standard, as far as they can be practically influenced

by the designer.
The designer

– shall identify the latest environmental related legal and market requirements (from

customers, government, environmental groups, industrial associations, etc.);

– should do benchmarking addressing the comparison of energy efficiency, material

efficiency, and the use of hazardous substances and preparations;

– should gather and evaluate experience from the subsequent manufacturing, sales,

product usage, maintenance and disposal stages;
to continually improve the process of environmentally conscious product design.

The entire environmental performance of the product should be evaluated, while the

considerations should give priority to those factors that can be substantially influenced

through product design and are identified as major environmental impacts (for example,

very often energy consumption). The evaluation should take into consideration the functions

and normal usage of the product as well as the technical and economical feasibility.

As a minimum, the designer shall document decisions by some means, such as by

maintaining a design checklist covering environmental aspects (an example for such a

checklist is provided in Annex A).

This standard requires certain product environmental characteristics to be made available in

a form the manufacturer deems appropriate.
Further applicable information may be made available in an environmental product
declaration (for example, ECMA-370).
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5.2 Material efficiency

Material selection has an impact on the environment. When specifying materials, the

designer should consider design alternatives that:
– redu
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