HP Announces Their Products Now Use 50% Less Energy Than in 2005

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HP has recently followed up on an environmental pledge they made in in 2005 and announced that they not only met their goal, but significantly surpassed it. In 2005, Hewlett Packard planned to reduce the energy consumption of their electronic products by 40% by the end of 2011. Today, HP printers, computers, notebooks, and other electronic products consume on average less than 50% less than they did 5 years ago.


Energy efficient electronics from HP

To test the energy efficiency of their products, HP tested popular items like DeskJet and LaserJet printers, as well as Compaq computers and ProLiant servers.

To really drive the point home, HP calculated the amount of energy which would be saved if all of the electronics sold in 2005 were replaced with 2011 models. The amount of energy saved in CO2 emissions is 40 million metric tons, which translates in dollars to a whopping $10.4 billion.


HP’s Unlocking Your Energy Tour

HP’s announcement on the upgraded energy efficiency of its product line came as part of the electronics manufacturer’s Unlocking Your Energy tour. The Unlocking Your Energy tour involves HP hosting events around the world to show global leaders how innovative energy-efficient solutions can help protect our planet, and make a positive impact on the future.


HP making businesses greener and more energy efficient

HP is also providing tips to businesses looking to go green with a new ‘Tips and Tools’ section of the Unlocking Your Energy website. This page informs business owners and office workers how going green can help save time and money with reduced consumption, as well as innovative technology.

For instance, click here to download the HP Green Action Plan for Office Printing, and help save paper around your office, or consider HP Visual Collaboration to save on unnecessary travel to meetings either in the same city, or across the globe.

Regardless of what actions you take, simply running electronic equipment made by HP makes you 50% greener than it did 5 years ago, which is a great start.

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