Programs to Reduce Standby Power
In recent years standby power consumption has received attention from several companies and organizations worldwide. Follow these links to see what is being done to reduce standby power.
|Region||Organization||Initiative||1998 TV Limit (W)||1998 VCR Limit (W)|
|U.S.||Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)||ENERGY STAR®||3||4|
|Europe||Group for Efficient Appliances (GEA)||Voluntary Information Activities (VIA)||3||4|
|Japan||Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)||"Top Runner"||na||na|
In addition, several appliance manufacturers, including Pioneer, Sony, Matsushita, Colombia and Aiwa, have all voluntarily set standby power targets for the near future.
The material found on this page is considered archival. Please visit http://standby.lbl.gov for the most recent information about Standby Power.