Home Office

  • Selecting energy-efficient office equipment and turning off machines when they are not in use can result in significant energy savings.
  • Using an ENERGY STAR-labeled computer can save 30%-65% energy than computers without this designation, depending on usage.
  • Spending a large portion of time in low-power mode not only saves energy but helps equipment run cooler and last longer.
  • Putting your laptop AV adaption on a power strip that can be turned off (or will turn off automatically) can maximize savings; the transformer in the AC adapter draws power continuously, even when the laptop is not plugged into the adapter.
  • Using the power management settings on computers and monitors can cause significant savings.
  • It is a common misperception that screen savers reduce a monitor’s energy use. Use automatic switching to sleep mode or simply turn it off.

Consider buying a laptop for your next computer upgrade; laptops use much less energy than desktop computers.

Shop for these ENERGY STAR® Office Products:

  • Computers
  • Copiers
  • Fax machines
  • Monitors
  • Multifunction devices (fax, scanner, and copier)
  • Printers
  • Scanners