Cookies on Officemagic

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to recieve all cookies on the Officemagic website. However, if you would like to, you can change your cookie settings at any time.

Office Magic - Office Systems & Equipment

Office Equipment ENERGY STAR Compliance - An Overview

ENERGY STAR is a voluntary labelling program designed to identify and promote energy-efficient products in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Because private consumers, institutions and companies have become increasingly aware of the dangers posed to the environment by profligate energy consumption,  the Energy Star Mark provides them with reassurance that the equipment they are buying has passed the strict ENERGY STAR requirements. Additionally, of course, they will save money.

And the differences in energy consumption between the most efficient and the least efficient in the ENERGY STAR database can be very large over the lifetime of the equipment. ENERGY STAR's Energy Calculator can show you that there is more to cost-of-ownership than meets the eye. More energy efficient equipment means less heat, longer product-life, lower air conditioning costs and it might even save valuable office space.

The Energy Star  Program is a  partnership of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), product manufacturers, local utilities, and retailers. Thanks to the co-operation between the European Union and the EPA, the EU encourages the Energy Star Mark for office products.

Office Equipment Covered by the Scheme

Computers and monitors were the first products to be labelled. The ENERGY STAR label is now on major appliances, office equipment, lighting, home electronics, and more. The EPA has also extended the label to cover new homes, as well as commercial and industrial buildings.


Office Equipment Products included in the Energy Star Scheme are

Computers
Copiers & Fax Machines
Digital Duplicators
End-Use Products with Qualified Adapters 
External Power Adapters 
Mailing Machines 
Monitors 
Printers, Scanners, & All-in-Ones

Back to Tips for Buyers | Next article | Back to Topics

Topics, Tips and Info Categories:

Products in Focus

Tips for Buyers

Technical topics

<< Back

Login

Forgotten Password?

New Users:

If you do not have an account please create one here:

No items in your wishlist
No items in your basket
Test