IEEE 1680

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In computing IEEE 1680 refers to a standard by the IEEE for the environmental performance criteria for desktop computers, notebook computers and monitors.[1][2]

IEEE 1680 is the de facto standard for green computing at the desktop level.[2]

At the moment (Aug 2013), the 1680 standards family consists of:

  1. 1680 – Umbrella Standard, provides guidelines and implementation procedures for this IEEE 1680 Family of Standards.
  2. 1680.1 – Personal Computer Products Standard.
  3. 1680.2 – Imaging Equipment Standard.
  4. 1680.3 – Television Standard.

The 1680.4 standard for Servers is in the development.[3] The 1680.6 standard for Environmental Assessment of Complex Set Top Boxes is in the development.[4]


  1. ^ Code of Federal Regulations, Title 48, Federal Acquisition Regulations System, Chapter 1 (Pt. 1-51), Revised as of October 1, 2010 by Office of the Federal Register (U.S.) (Feb 25, 2011) ISBN 0160864925 page 516
  2. ^ a b Information Systems Theory: Explaining and Predicting Our Digital Society, Vol. 1 by Yogesh K. Dwivedi, Michael R. Wade and Scott L. Schneberger 2011 ISBN 1441961070 page 395
  3. ^ IEEE Project P1680.4 - Standard for Environmental Assessment of Servers by IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA)
  4. ^ IEEE Project P1680.6 - Standard for Environmental Assessment of Complex Set Top Boxes by IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA)

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