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Imaging Equipment

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Imaging EquipmentImaging equipment - copiers, printers, scanners, all-in-one devices, fax machines, and mailing machines - are some of the first products to earn the ENERGY STAR label. Through the years, EPA has strengthened the energy efficiency requirements so that models meeting the latest requirements, effective January 2014, will use from 40 to 55 percent less energy than standard models! Now, by meeting requirements to enter low-power "sleep" modes when inactive, and using efficient power supplies, an ENERGY STAR certified copier saves energy when it is in use AND when it is not.
In addition to energy savings, ENERGY STAR certified imaging equipment:
  • 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: January 2014

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.

Imaging Equipment Key Product Criteria: ENERGY STAR

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Did You Know?

Today, there are over 170 million imaging equipment units in U.S. buildings. Together, these units consume 30 billion kWh each year, which is more than one percent of the U.S. building sector electricity consumption.