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Standard for Sustainable Information Communications Technology

NFPA 02-23
Standard for Sustainable Information Communications Technology

This Standard addresses the requirements associated with the planning, architecture, design, integration, and operation of sustainable information communications technology (ICT) systems, with a goal to reduce the long term environmental impact associated with ICT deployment.
The following standards contain provisions which, through reference in this text, constitute provisions of this Standard. At the time of publication, the editions indicated were valid. All standards are subject to revision, and parties to agreements based on this standard are encouraged to investigate the possibility of applying the most recent editions of the standards indicated below. ANSI and TIA maintain registers of their published and currently valid national standards.
IEEE Std TM 802.3-2012, IEEE Standard for Ethernet
3.1 General
For the purpose of this Standard, the following definitions, acronyms, abbreviations, and units of measure
3.2 Definitions
e‐waste: Discarded electrical or electronic device(s).
3.3 Acronyms and abbreviations
AIM automated infrastructure management
AV audio-visual
BAS building automation system
BMS building management system
CO 2 carbon dioxide
HVAC heating ventilation air conditioning
IBT intelligent building technology
ICT information communications technology
LAN local area network
RoHS Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive
ROI return on investment
VOC volatile organic compounds
VoIP voice over internet protocol
3.4 Units of measure
4.1 General There are five phases to consider when evaluating the impact of sustainable ICT systems design, materials, and processes on the environment. It is important to consider them in order, as the impact can be cumulative in the later phases due to decisions made in earlier phases.
Within each phase, specific elements of sustainable technology that form the basis for a process are defined. Each element is discussed in terms of its objective and requirement.
4.2 Planning or program phase
Depending on the terminology used for a specific project, this phase may go by several names such as ICT master planning, ICT needs assessment, or ICT program verification. This pre-design phase is where effort is made to define and budget for the functional requirements of the building’s various ICT systems.