Computer Specification Version 6.0

Computer Specification Version 6.0

The ENERGY STAR specification for computers is currently under revision. Materials related to this revision process are provided below. Stakholders who received past communications related to development of Version 5.0 will continue to receive updates on the development effort. To be added to the contact list, stakeholders are encouraged to contact computers@energystar.gov with their contact information to be added to the list.

Revision to the Final Version 6.0 Program Requirements – September 27, 2013

EPA and DOE updated the ENERGY STAR Computers Program Requirements to specify the Display sleep settings for Short and Long Idle State testing and expand the range of included POS systems. The finalized documents are posted below.

Stakeholder Comments on the Final Draft Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Computer Specification - July 23, 2013
Final Draft Version 6.0 Computers Webinar – July 9, 2013

EPA and DOE held a webinar to discuss the Final Draft specification and test method on Tuesday, July 9. Stakeholders are invited to review these documents and submit comments via email to computers@energystar.gov by Tuesday, July 23.

Final Draft Version 6.0 Specification and Test Method - July 2, 2013

Final Draft ENERGY STAR Version 6.0 Computer specification and test method are posted below along with related files. Stakeholders are encouraged to review these documents and provide written feedback via email to computers@energystar.gov by July 19, 2013.

Stakeholder Comments on the Draft 3 Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Computer Specification - January 18, 2013
ENERGY STAR Integrated Display Test Image

The image linked here shall be used when testing Notebooks and Integrated Desktops according to the Version 6.0 Test Method. Per Draft 3 of the Test Method, “It may be set as the “desktop background” (wallpaper) or shown via an image display application. The image shall be scaled to completely fill the display area.”

Draft 3 Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Specification for Computers with ITI Categories for Desktops – January 3, 2013

In Draft 3, EPA included two separate category systems: the one for Desktops was based on the Ecma category system while the other, for Notebooks, was based on an ITI proposal submitted to EPA in early 2011.
 
During the December webinar for Draft 3 some stakeholders expressed an interest adopting the alternative category proposal submitted by ITI for Desktops as well. This would create a single, consistent category system for both Notebook and Desktop products. The ITI category proposal for Desktops and appropriate TEC levels are presented below, as are the Ecma equivalents from Draft 3 for comparison.

Draft 3 Version 6.0 Computers Webinar - December 10, 2012
Draft 3 Version 6.0 Specification and Test Method - November 29, 2012

Draft 3 ENERGY STAR Version 6.0 Computer specification and test method are posted below along with related files. Stakeholders are encouraged to review these documents and provide written feedback via email to computers@energystar.gov by January 9, 2013.

Draft 2 Version 6.0 Computers Stakeholder Meeting - May 23, 2012
ENERGY STAR Computers Draft 2 Version 6.0 - May 15, 2012

Draft 2 of the ENERGY STAR Version 6.0 Computer specification is posted below along with related files. Stakeholders are encouraged to review these documents and provide written feedback via email to computers@energystar.gov by June 8, 2012.

Revised Computer Dataset - March 3, 2012

As discussed during the March 1st ENERGY STAR Computers webinar, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has executed a plan to address stakeholder concerns over entries in the Desktop and Notebook Dataset. A memorandum with the results of an updated EPA analysis of base TEC levels and revised Draft 1 dataset for Desktop and Notebook Computers is posted, below.

Stakeholder Comments on the Draft 1 Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Computers Specification
Draft 1 Version 6.0 Computers Webinar - March 1, 2012
Draft 1 Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Computers Specification - February 14, 2012

The Draft 1 Version 6.0 Computers specification was released on February 14, 2012. Manufacturers and other stakeholders are strongly encouraged to provide feedback on this Draft 1 specification to computers@energystar.gov by March 30, 2012.

Computers Data Assembly

EPA is kicking off the dataset assembly effort for development of the ENERGY STAR Version 6.0 Computer Specification. For consideration, data must be forwarded to computers@energystar.gov using the appropriate form by Wednesday, September 14, 2011.

Computers Kickoff Webinar Stakeholder Comments
CEE (86.8KB)
ITI Part 1 (43.8KB)
ITI Part 2 (138KB)
ITI Part 3 (1.93MB)
ITI Part 4 (121KB)
NEEA (1.89MB)
NRDC (68.4KB)
ENERGY STAR Computers Version 6.0 Kickoff Webinar

EPA held a meeting on March 10, 2011 in Washington, DC to kick off the Version 6.0 Computers development process. Please find the presentation materials below. EPA strongly encourages stakeholders to provide feedback on both the presented materials and the discussion document by emailing computers@energystar.gov by April 7th.