BS EN 62075:2008 - Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment. Environmentally conscious design – BSI British Standards
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BS EN 62075:2008

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

Status : Revised, Withdrawn   Published : May 2008 Replaced By : BS EN 62075:2012

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BS EN 62075 is the European standard that applies to all audio/video, information and communication technology equipment marketed as final products.

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.

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 specified.

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
  • Product packaging.

The BS EN 62075 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.

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.

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.

Contents of BS EN 62075 includes:

  • Scope
  • Normative references
  • Terms and definitions
  • Life cycle thinking (LCT) aspects
  • Design requirements and recommendations
  • General considerations
  • Material efficiency
  • Energy efficiency
  • Energy modes and related energy efficiency measures
  • Operational modes
  • Energy saving modes
  • Off modes
  • No load mode
  • General energy efficiency measures
  • Consumables and batteries
  • Consumables
  • Batteries
  • Emissions
  • Chemical emissions
  • Noise emissions
  • Product lifetime
  • End of life
  • Hazardous substances and preparations
  • Product packaging
  • Design guidance and design for environment checklist
  • Polymers compatibility guide
  • Examples of regulations
  • Normative references to international publications with their corresponding European publications
  • Bibliography
  • Energy mode classification
  • Example of compatibility of various thermoplastics
  • Government environmental agency URLs

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

Standard NumberBS EN 62075:2008
TitleAudio/video, information and communication technology equipment. Environmentally conscious design
StatusRevised, Withdrawn
Publication Date30 May 2008
Withdrawn Date31 January 2013
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 9296:2017, ISO 3744, ISO 3741, EN ISO 3744:1995, EN ISO 11201:1995, EN ISO 7779:2001, ISO 7779, ISO 11201, EN ISO 11469:2000, ISO 11469, ISO 3745, EN ISO 3741:1999
Informative References(Provided for Information)IEC 62368, IEC 60050-826:2004, IEC 60065, ISO 14040:2006, IEC 62018, ECMA-109, EN 13427, IEC Guide 114, ISO/TR 14062, ISO 14050, ECMA-74, ISO/IEC 28360, ISO 14001:2004, ECMA-341, ECMA-370:2006, IEC 60950-1, IEC Guide 109:2003
Replaced ByBS EN 62075:2012
International RelationshipsEN 62075:2008,IEC 62075:2008
DescriptorsEnvironmental engineering, Communication technology, Product design, Packages, Audio equipment, Recycling, Video recording, Electric cells, Life (durability), Dangerous materials, Electrical equipment, Efficiency, Noise (environmental), Energy conservation, Television equipment, Data processing, Electronic equipment and components, Pollution control
Title in FrenchEquipements relatifs aux technologies de l'audio/vidéo, de l'information et de la communication. Conception éco-environnementale
Title in GermanAudio/Video, Informations- und Kommunikationstechnikgeräte. Umweltbewusstes Design
ISBN978 0 580 55865 8
File Size903 KB

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