Bulk buying savings—imaging equipment

ENERGY STAR®—saving time, energy and money

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ENERGY STAR Canada makes green procurement easier in a number of ways. (See a full description at making the business case.)

One of the most useful is the ENERGY STAR Simple Savings Calculator. This downloadable tool lets you compare as many as three ENERGY STAR certified models against a conventional model of the same product type.

As the example for imaging equipment in the table below illustrates, you can calculate:

  • energy savings
  • operating cost savings
  • simple payback on investment
  • greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions
  • annual and product lifetime savings

The add-on ENERGY STAR Summary Calculator allows you to figure comparisons for a number of different product types in one spreadsheet.

Note: These ENERGY STAR calculators generate estimates of energy, cost and emissions savings using base energy prices and other factors that are developed from Government of Canada data and energy rates posted by provincial and territorial utilities. National average energy costs are calculated and used as the calculators’ default settings. Users can localize the settings by selecting a province or territory, or inputting their own data. All values are updated regularly.

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Cost-savings examples for:

Copiers

Fax machines

Multi-function devices (MFDs)

Printers

Scanners

Product specification

Product specification summary for imaging equipment
 

Cost-savings example—200 copiers (standard format – monochrome)
(6-year life)

Equipment
ENERGY STAR Non-ENERGY STAR
Annual Lifetime Annual Lifetime
Energy consumption (kWh) 27,114 162 686 36,500 219,000
Energy cost
(@ 13.5¢/kWh)
$3,650 $16,871 $4,913 $22,712
Maintenance cost $0 $0 $0 $0
Total operating cost $3,650 $16,871 $4,913 $22,712
Incremental cost   $0    
Total life-cycle cost   $16,871   $22,712
Total energy savings (kWh) 9,386 56,314    
Total energy and maintenance cost Savings $1,263 $5,840    
Emissions savings
(kg CO2)
1,408 8,447    
Payback period 0 years (based on incremental cost of $0 per ENERGY STAR certified unit)


 

Cost-savings example—200 laser fax machines (4-year life)

Equipment
ENERGY STAR Non-ENERGY STAR
Annual Lifetime Annual Lifetime
Energy consumption (kWh) 7,300 29,200 10,429 41,714
Energy cost
(@ 13.5¢/kWh)
$983 $3,254 $1,404 $4,469
Maintenance cost $0 $0 $0 $0
Total operating cost $983 $3,254 $1,404 $4,469
Incremental cost   $0    
Total life-cycle cost   $3,254   $4,469
Total energy savings (kWh) 3,129 12,514    
Total energy and maintenance cost savings $421 $1,395    
Emissions savings
(kg CO2)
469 1,877    
Payback period 0 years (based on incremental cost of $0 per ENERGY STAR certified unit)

 

Cost-savings example—200 multi-function devices (standard format – laser colour) (6-year life)

Equipment
ENERGY STAR Non-ENERGY STAR
Annual Lifetime Annual Lifetime
Energy consumption (kWh) 62,050 372,300 114,714 688,286
Energy cost
(@ 13.5¢/kWh)
$8,352 $38,610 $15,440 $71,379
Maintenance cost $0 $0 $0 $0
Total operating cost $8,352 $38,610 $15,440 $71,379
Incremental cost   $0    
Total life-cycle cost   $38,610   $71,379
Total energy savings (kWh) 52,664 315,986    
Total energy and maintenance cost savings $7,089 $32,769    
Emissions savings
(kg CO2)
7,900 47,398    
Payback period 0 years (based on incremental cost of $0 per ENERGY STAR certified unit)

 

Cost-savings example—200 printers (standard format – laser colour) (5-year life)

Equipment
ENERGY STAR Non-ENERGY STAR
Annual Lifetime Annual Lifetime
Energy consumption (kWh) 61,007 366,043 91,771 550,629
Energy cost
(@ 13.5¢/kWh)
$8,211 $37,961 $12,352 $57,103
Maintenance cost $0 $0 $0 $0
Total operating cost $8,211 $37,961 $12,352 $57,103
Incremental cost   $0    
Total life-cycle cost   $37,961   $57,103
Total energy savings (kWh) 30,764 184,586    
Total energy and maintenance cost savings $4,141 $19,143    
Emissions savings
(kg CO2)
4,615 27,688    
Payback period 0 years (based on incremental cost of $0 per ENERGY STAR certified unit)

 

Cost-savings example—200 scanners (4-year life)

Equipment
ENERGY STAR Non-ENERGY STAR
Annual Lifetime Annual Lifetime
Energy consumption (kWh) 2,628 10,512 4,643 18,571
Energy cost (@ 13.5¢/kWh) $354 $1,172 $625 $2,070
Maintenance cost $0 $0 $0 $0
Total operating cost $354 $1,172 $625 $2,070
Incremental cost   $0    
Total life-cycle cost   $1,172   $2,070
Total energy savings (kWh) 2,015 8,059    
Total energy and maintenance cost savings $271 $898    
Emissions savings (kg CO2) 302 1,209    
Payback period

0 years (based on incremental cost of $0 per ENERGY STAR certified unit)


Product specification summary


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