Imaging Equipment

Imaging 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 certified models are 30 percent more efficient 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 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.

Imaging Equipment Key Product Criteria: ENERGY STAR

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