ENERGY STAR Announces New Specification for Imaging Products

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

EPA announced a revised specification for ENERGY STAR qualified imaging equipment. Effective July 1, 2009, imaging products — printers, copiers, scanners, fax machines, and all-in-one devices — that have earned the ENERGY STAR will be 14% more efficient than current qualified models, while continuing to deliver the features and functionality consumers have come to expect. If all imaging products sold in the United States met the new specification, consumers would save nearly $500 million a year in energy costs and prevent greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those of more than 500,000 cars.