By using this criterion, you may compare the energy efficiency of computers to be able to choose the most energy efficient products
Points shall be awarded if the computers have a lower annual energy consumption, (ETEC value), compared to the values in the regulation (EU) No. 617/2013, considering eco-design requirements for computers and computer servers, Annex II. Points are awarded in proportion to improved energy performance compared to the values in the regulation.
A maximum of X points is awarded, [X is specified by the contracting authority]:
More than 80% better energy performance: X
60–79% better energy performance: 0.8 * X
40-59% improved energy performance:
20-39% better energy performance: 0.4 * X
10-19% better energy performance: 0.2 * X
Provide technical documentation stating product category, (A-D for stationary computers, A-C for portable computers), and measured ETEC value under regulation (EU) No. 617/2013. Any capacity adjustments under Annex II, section 1.2.2. (stationary computers), and section 1.4.3. (portable computers), are to be noted.
Check that the called-off products are corresponding to the required energy efficient computers in the procurement.
Products with higher energy efficiency than stated under regulation (EU) No. 617/2013, are widely available on the market. To get the most energy efficient computers, this requirement makes it possible to compare the energy efficiency of products.
The table below presents the allowed maximum value for energy use per product category under regulation (EU) No. 617/2013. The values must be used as base values in calculations of the percentage improvements of the energy performance. Any capacity adjustments under Annex II, section 1.2.2. and section 1.4.3. are to be provided by the supplier.
For stationary computers, product categories A-D applies, and for portable computers, product categories A-C applies. Detailed definitions of these product categories can be found in article 2 in the EU GPP regulation, 617/2013.
In calculation of percentage improvement of the energy performance, use the formula (1 -(ETEC/ETEC_MAX)*100.
|TYpe of computer||Product categories||Maximum allowed value (ETEC_MAX) in kWh|
The award criterion can also be used as a technical specification requirement, e.g. by stating that the ETEC value for computers must be at least XX percent lower than the requirements in the regulation (EU) no. 617/2013. The contracting authority can apply its own assessment model as well.
Life cycle analyses show that the most significant environmental impact from computers and monitors occurs in the production phase. The most important measure for reducing environmental impact from use of computers and monitors is to use the products for long periods of time. To reduce the environmental impact, in particular during the usage phase, you can set high requirements on the energy performance of the product.
The sustainability criteria for computers and monitors contain requirements for energy efficiency, hazardous substances, extended product lifetime, and product recyclability. These categories reflect the most important environmental issues during the life cycle of the products. Read more about the environmental effects and the focus of the sustainability criteria in the EU Commission’s background report for sustainability criteria on procurement of computers and monitors
- Criterion Id
- Criterion level
- Criterion type
- Award criteria
- Subject matter of contract
- Sustainable computers and monitors
The version date indicates when the sustainability criterion was created or last updated. Last reviewed dated tells when we last checked that the sustainability criterion still is relevant.
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Version date: 4/20/2018 12:00:00 AM