New Specifications for Imaging Equipment Released

Monday, May 8, 2006

EPA released new specifications for ENERGY STAR qualified imaging equipment, including copiers, fax machines, printers, and scanners. In addition to low power mode efficiency, for products that get the most use, the new specifications address the power consumed while the equipment is being used (e.g. active mode) delivering energy savings in all modes of operation. There are approximately 275 million imaging equipment products in use in the U.S. today. This year, businesses and households will consume 50 Billion KWh at a cost of $3.6 Million, accounting for 2 percent of total U.S. electricity expenditures.