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Mr. Green's Blog

Interested in energy efficiency standards, regulations, and other green matters? Read about the latest news and developments in the world of energy efficiency in Mr. Green's blog.

Proposed revision to EU Ecodesign regulations for standby and off modes

Ecodesign regulation (EC) No 1275/2008 is under revision. This regulation, governing standby and off modes, entered into force on January 7, 2009 with updated draft guidelines published in October 2009. An amendment for networked products also entered into force in 2013. These Ecodesign...

New Limits under Consideration in ENERGY STAR Computers Version 8.0

On March 12, the ENERGY STAR Computers team met with stakeholders to discuss desktop computer categorization for total energy consumption (TEC) limits as groundwork for ENERGY STAR Computers Version 8.0.

Studies measuring the TEC for desktop and all-in-one computers have shown the...

New Rules in California Title 20 Lighting Standards

On February 8, the California Lighting and Technology Center (CLTC) held a webinar to review major changes went into effect earlier this year in California’s lighting appliance regulations and highlight resources for manufacturers, retailers and consumers. Major changes included updates to lamp...