New ENERGY STAR Computers and Displays Can Save Up To $150 Per Year Per System
If you have “flat panel” LCD Displays, you are already saving. However, if you still have CRT Displays, you will save $20 –100* when you replace them with LCDs.
New ENERGY STAR specifications for computers go into effect in July 2007, but you can request them now. These features can save up to $50 per computer.
If government organizations purchase ENERGY STAR qualified computers, they will save nearly 3 billion kWh annually and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 4.4 billion pounds each year.
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Be sure to request “ENERGY STAR qualified” computers and displays in your procurement language, contracts, RFPs, etc.
Executive Order 13423 also mandates federal agencies to buy EPEAT registered products. EPEAT is a system to help purchasers evaluate, compare and select desktop computers, notebooks and displays based on their environmental attributes. For additional information, see www.epeat.net .