- will save money on paper -- certain sized equipment are required to produce double sided pages!
- are designed to limit the use of hazardous substances (lead, mercury, cadmium)
The potential national savings are enormous, as well. Consider this:
If all imaging equipment in the United States met the latest ENERGY STAR requirements, we would save $178 million in electricity costs and prevent 2.6 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions every year.
Current Specification Effective Date: July 2009
In 2007, EPA revised and consolidated the four separate imaging equipment specifications (copiers and fax machines, digital duplicators, printers, scanners and multi–function devices and mailing machines) into a single specification addressing total energy consumption (TEC). The current ENERGY STAR specification for imaging equipment became effective on January 1, 2014.