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ENERGY STAR® Office Equipment

In 1995, the EPA introduced the first ENERGY STAR® program aimed at reducing electricity consumption of office products, which are often left on 24-7. This first program included computers, monitors, copiers, printers, and fax machines as shown in the table below. Since then, scanners and multifunction devices have been added. For more information on these programs, see the EPA's Office Equipment pages. Feel free to also visit our ENERGY STAR® Consumer Electronics page.

Appliance Type ENERGY STAR® Standby Power Limit (watts) Average of Complying Units in December 1999 Specifications
(most current)
Computers <15 - 30 1 2000
Monitors <15 (sleep mode)
<8 (deep-sleep mode)
2000
Fax Machines, stand alone <15 - 45 2 2000
Fax Machines/Printers <10 - 75 2 2000
Printers <10 - 75 2 2000
Multifunction Devices: Standard Size <25 to 105+ 2 1999
Multifunction Devices: Large Format <70 to 105+ 2 1999
Scanners <12 1997
Copiers <159+ 2 1997

1 Varies depending on normal-use power consumption
2 Varies depending on device speed

The material found on this page is considered archival. Please visit http://standby.lbl.gov for the most recent information about Standby Power.