Currently, life-cycle assessment studies (LCA) are used to gauge the environmental performance of
electronic products. These studies are often time and cost-intensive, and existing indicators are often based on
single impact indicators, such as CO2 emissions. Expertise of LCA, indicators, technical specifications
and design of ICT products is broadly distributed among academia, consultants, industry experts and
designers. There is a pressing need to consolidate this disparate expertise and know-how.EPIC-ICT will
determine environmental performance indicators for information and communication technology
(ICT) products, focusing on PCs.