What's New: Energy Star Gets Tougher in July 2009

The European Commission and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced tougher requirements for Energy Star qualification. Starting next month, computers, copiers, and printers must meet the tougher specs to carry the logo. Over a typical four- to six-year lifetime of these products, the agencies estimate around 22TWh (terawatt hours, or 22,000 gigawatt hours) will be saved. The agencies plan to cover servers, data storage equipment, and video games consoles in the future.

Wednesday, Jun 17, 2009 10:52 am CDT

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