Previous generations of high performance game consoles have exhibited decreasing energy consumption, as manufacturers have iteratively improved the components within each generation without changing the fundamental design. This trend is expected to continue, and together with power management, provides two paths for reducing energy consumption of current-generation game consoles over the next five years. This paper, co-authored by EPA, projects that Gameplay Mode power draw for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will decrease by almost a third by 2017 and almost a half by 2020, compared to 2013. The paper also shows a pathway to approximately 85% energy savings by 2020.
The following paper was presented by EPA at the 2006 Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting (EEDAL) conference in London, England, June 21 – 23, 2006. It provides a background on miscellaneous energy consumption, its growth in the U.S., and recommended policies to address it. To view other papers presented at EEDAL, please visit: EEDAL’06 Conference .
The following paper, co-authored by EPA and also presented at EEDAL, outlines best practices for marketing and communications around efficiency standards and labels. The paper includes a number of case studies from around the world.