1. Elektronik ecodesign congress
Round about a hundred delegates, many of them developers, attended the 1st Electronic Ecodesign Congress on October 13 and 14, 2009 in Munich. The congress and accompanying exhibition on “green” electronics and electronic product ecodesign were organized by Fraunhofer IZM in cooperation with the German trade journal Electronik.
Up-to-date information about European guidelines, regulations and standards, new materials, developing and constructing environmentally friendly electronic products, recycling and reuse were presented at the event. Another main topic was energy efficiency, because the electricity required during use of the product is responsible for the vast majority of the environmental damage. Thus, designing energy efficiency into products is an important step in saving the environment. Where and how to reduce energy intake during all operating conditions when developing and constructing electronic products was explained in three sessions on energy efficiency.
High-profile presenters and exhibitors were on-site to offer solutions and valuable assistance for current development challenges.