Here is how to have the smartest and most energy efficient office machine fleet.
A money and energy waster in offices are all the technical devices that buzz and flash 24/7 - even when we are not using them. But there is a simple way to save both money and energy.
Energy Star is a global voluntary labelling programme for office equipment first set up by the US Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 and to which the EU also affiliated itself some years later.
The organisation's website www.eu-energystar.org shows for instance comparisons in use of different brands from servers and monitors to computers. It also includes an energy assessment tool which allows you to calculate electricity costs to have the most energy efficient office equipment possible, based on the current state of your workplace.
Did you know for instance that reducing the light intensity on computer monitors can lead to 15-20 per cent savings in energy consumption?