Environmental Revolution: Technology Certification
Technology is a critical component of thegreen economy. New certifications systems help to standardize the criterion for green technologies.
The Restriction of Hazardous Substances(RoHS) is one of the most stringent technology certifications, andis gaining recognition. The RoHS certification establishes Europeanstandards.
The US technology certification system is known asthe Electronic Products Environmental Assessment Tool(EPEAT). Thistool is a bit more stringent than European standards. Although itcomplies with RoHS directives, it includes additionalstandards. Both deeply analyze the materials used in technologies todetermine their environmental safety.
The EPEAT certification aims torestrict mercury, lead, hexavalent chromium, cadmium, polybrominated (fire retardant) biphenyls and polybrominated diphenyl ethers.
To be a certified green sometechnology manufacturers are using safer materials toreplace those that are toxic.
Richard Matthews is a consultant, sustainable investor, writer and owner of The Green Market Oracle, a leading sustainable business blog that covers the convergence of sustainable capitalism and the global environment.The Green Market is one of the most comprehensive resources for information and tools on sustainability. Follow The Green Market's twitter feed and see the Facebook Fan Page. Richard is a contributor to more than 50 publications. Find him on Facebook and Linkedin.
Search 26k+ Solar Articles
- Converting Waste Heat Into Electricity Through Osmosis
- The Solar Canals of India
- In Focus: Sustainable Base
- New CPV Efficiency Record for Amonix
- Toyota Prius to be Replaced?
- Securitization and Renewable Energy
- The All-Electric Fiat 500e
- The Energy Supercomputer
- A Breakthrough or Just Another PV Module?
- Bloom Energy Sees Revenue Drop in Q1
- Catching Photosynthesis in the Act
- Top 5 Ways The U.S Military is Utililizing Renewable Energy