Office equipment

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Canadians well wired with information technology

At home, at work and even on the road, Canadians have taken up information technology in a big way over the past 20 years. We use IT daily in virtually all aspects of our lives; and we are likely to have a home office as well as one in the workplace.

Consumers enjoy greater efficiency and more choices

As information technology, office equipment continues to evolve rapidly in terms of performance and efficiency. It also continues to grow in terms of numbers, capabilities and usage. So there are always opportunities for improved energy efficiency and energy savings, both through technologies and energy management best practices.

Savvy shoppers check the “second price tag”

Office equipment’s first price tag—the sticker price—is obvious. Smart consumers also calculate the “second price tag": the cost of operating the appliance over its lifetime. Waste heat is a problem with office equipment, and all IT, because it is wasted energy.

Buy ENERGY STAR® for high efficiency

Make purchasing easy: look for the ENERGY STAR symbol.

Products that qualify for the symbol are the best energy performers of all makes and models on the mainstream market. They meet strict technical specifications for high efficiency—without compromising features or performance in other areas.

For more detailed information on energy efficiency in office equipment, look at individual product profiles in this section of our website.

Compare current models of ENERGY STAR certified office equipment using our searchable product list.

For a handy overview see our booklet ENERGY STAR for Office Equipment: Simple steps to an energy-smart office [PDF - 700 KB].

A pamphlet Standby power [PDF - 650 KB] explains what is and how to avoid it when using electronic equipment.


The ENERGY STAR name and symbol are administered and promoted in Canada by Natural Resources Canada and are registered in Canada by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.