Select efficient home office equipment
If you have a home office, choosing an efficient printer, copier, or scanner could cut its energy use by 30%. With these smart purchases, it's possible to work from home and save on energy costs.
What to look for:
- Across all categories. Look for models that have low-power modes to minimize standby energy consumption. Also, look for ENERGY STAR® home office electronics. All ENERGY STAR machines revert to low-power modes after a certain, adjustable time period, extending the lives of the devices.
- Printers. Inkjet printers, even those without power management settings, often use less energy than laser printers.
- Copiers. Copiers can be the single most energy-intensive machine in an office. Make sure yours is properly sized for your copying needs. High-volume models use more energy than low-volume models, even when they process the same number of pages.
- Multi-function devices. Combination printer/scanner/copiers are optimal for small offices. They consume less total power than separate office machines, especially while inactive.