- 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 sold in the United States was ENERGY STAR certified, the energy cost savings would grow to nearly $775 million each year and more than 12 billion pounds of annual greenhouse gas emissions would be prevented, equivalent to the emissions from more than 1.2 million vehicles.
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.
ENERGY STAR certified All-In-One Device Buying Guidance (PDF, 139 KB)
ENERGY STAR certified Copier Buying Guidance (PDF, 169 KB)
ENERGY STAR certified Digital Duplicator Buying Guidance (PDF, 150 KB)
ENERGY STAR certified Printer Buying Guidance (PDF, 140 KB)
ENERGY STAR certified Scanner Buying Guidance (PDF, 144 KB)