Previously the Energy Star criteria for office copiers, printers and multifunction systems measured power consumed in standby and low-power modes. The new standard, according to Xerox, asks how much energy would the device use during a typical week? It measures the energy consumed if the system mimics the tempo of a normal office, running a sample job mix with downtime for lunch, overnight and on weekends.
“The EPA’s new Energy Star requirements raise the bar so significantly that only 25 percent of products in the marketplace were expected to meet the new criteria,” said Patricia Calkins, Xerox vice president, Environment, Health and Safety. “At Xerox, we knew we could do better than the industry average, and we did with more than 50 percent of our current product line passing this tough test.”
Here’s a list of Xerox products that qualify for Energy Star.