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ICT and the Environment

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  1. Global Standards Collaboration (GSC) 14 ICT and the Environment Dan Bart TIA

  2. TIA’s ‘Green’ DriveEnvironmental Regulatory Tracking Tracking and analyzing environmental regulations worldwide TIA’s Green Initiative includes an Environmental Intelligence Analysis service, EIATRACK, which monitors, translates and analyzes product-oriented legislation and regulation worldwide. The service covers: • RoHS – Restriction of Hazardous Substances • WEEE – Waste of Electronic and Electrical Equipment • REACH – Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical Substances • EuP - Energy using Products • DfE - Design for the Environment • Energy Efficiency • Packaging and Labeling

  3. TIA’s ‘Green’ DriveEnvironmental Regulatory Tracking (cont.) The legal expertise provided by EIATRACK is worth millions The cost of compliance with European regulations alone is estimated to be nearly a trillion dollars The cost of noncompliance could cost millions – the fines that the EU gives to noncompliant companies can be upwards of $50 million EIATRACK content valued at over $5 million More than110 international jurisdictions covered Subscription cost is revenue based as low as $4,500 annually ASIA-PACIFIC Tad Ferris AUSTRALIA, AFRICA Andrew Sweatman AMERICAS Paul Hagen EUROPE Prof. Lucas Bergkamp

  4. TIA’s ‘Green’ DriveEIATRACK at eiatrack.org 135 subscribers and growing

  5. TIA’s ‘Green’ DriveMore about EIATRACK at eiatrack.org • Content delivered through alerts, special reports, bulletins, white papers and webinars • 2009 webinar schedule: • March: United States: New CPSC Product Mandates • China WEEE Update • April: Latin American Region Outlook 2009 • May:  Product Stewardship Regulation Updates in Europe • June:  Australia Energy Efficiency • July: United States: A Look at the New Administration’s Role in Product Stewardship • August: A Look at Japan’s Environmental Regulations • September: Middle East: Are Product Stewardship Regulations Heating Up in This Region? • October: Energy Efficiency in the United States • November: South Korean Update • December: Global Look into the Product Stewardship Regulatory Landscape for 2010 Now in collaboration with CEA, ITI and ECCB – others planning to join Electronic Components Certification Board

  6. TIA’s ‘Green’ DriveMarket Intelligence – Green Addendum • TIA produces annual ICT Market Review & Forecast • New ICT Green Addendum gives trends, stats and facts on current environmental issues • Forecasts future directions • Provides ICT industry business case for going green • Green Addendum to publish in August • ICT Market Review & Forecast available now online and in limited print quantities • tiaonline.org and telecomtv.com

  7. TIA’s ‘Green’ DriveICT Green Virtual Event • Highly interactive online experience offering: • TIA plans to launch an ICT Green Virtual Event in February 2010 • Virtual exhibits, discussions, networking, business opportunities • Online sessions and training • Companies save on travel, lodging and shipping costs • Greatly reduced environmental impacts • Trends favoring virtual events • Global transformation with the full power of the Internet, globalization and innovative new technologies coming together • Companies working on initiatives to reduce carbon and gas emission footprint • Economic downturn causing companies to cut travel across the board • Customers have adopted social networking and Web 2.0 platforms • Virtual events are proving their performance in delivering RoI

  8. TIA’s ‘Green’ DriveAdditional Initiatives • Sponsoring Green Planet documentary with Telecom TV • Sponsoring DOE Report: Vision and Roadmap for Routing Telecom and Data Centers Toward Efficient Energy Use • Developed a Green Product Stewardship Statement through TR-42

  9. TIA’s ‘Green’ Drivee-cyclingcentral.com TIA’s e-cyclingcentral.com website maintains information for consumers and businesses on recycling centers in their region that accept electronics

  10. Data Centers • US Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED) rating system focuses on various Divisions of the Construction Specifications Institute’s (CSI) MasterFormat™ Division List. Cabling is proposed to be addressed in Division 27 - Communications. BICSI has started an effort to get the USGBC to recognize Division 27. TIA is considering teaming with BICSI in this effort. • Increasing scale of computer data centers makes them major users of power. Energy cost is a major component of data center costs. • TIA-942 Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard for Data Centers • TIA-942-2 (March 2008) Data Center Coaxial Cabling Specifications and Application Distances • Standard contains “green” provisions including: • hot/cold aisles to improve HVAC efficiency • site selection

  11. Data Centers-- Future work TR-42 • TIA-942 Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard for Data Centers • TIA-942 Addendum 2 – expected late summer 2009 • Expansion of temperature and humidity ranges will allow for lower power consumption and reduction of HVAC capacity. • The scope of subcommittee TR-42.3 (Pathways and Spaces) relates to CSI MasterFormat™ divisions 1-10. A task group has been established to consider new “green” projects. • TIA-569-B Addendum 1 (May 2009): Temperature and Humidity Requirements for Telecommunications Spaces • Allows for lower power consumption and reduction of HVAC capacity. • Coordination opportunity with IEEE. • TR-42.7 (Copper Cabling Components) drafted a liaison to the IEEE requesting information on pending “green” applications and how cabling can impact these initiatives. IEEE 802.3az (Energy-Efficient Ethernet). Both parties have expressed mutual interest in working together on upcoming projects.

  12. TIA Standards and the Environment-- Strategic Directions • TIA standards allow for more efficient and effective communications. • Better communications alternatives means less travel, less use of energy, less pollution. • TIA is working to improve and standardize Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). • Intelligent Transportation means less travel, congestion, energy use, and pollution. • Improved battery performance in handheld and mobile devices, i.e., less energy use, more efficient. • TIA GREEN Standards initiative: • What standards or projects each TIA group has developed or started that could be termed “green” in some way? • How each committee’s member companies participate in other “green-related” standards activities? • BUT, standards are needed in other areas too, including data and measurement standards.

  13. Thank You www.tiaonline.org www.eiatrack.org www.ecyclingcentral.com