ENERGY STAR® for Office Equipment – Simple Steps to an Energy-Smart Office

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Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Step 1: Know your needs
  3. Step 2: Look for the ENERGY STAR symbol
  4. Step 3: Use equipment wisely
  5. Step 4: Dispose of used equipment responsibly
  6. For more information

Introduction

Electricity to run office equipment represents a significant cost of doing business today. Whether you operate hundreds of work stations or a small office in the home, wasted energy is wasted money. It also creates unnecessary greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are a leading cause of climate change, as well as other pollutants that contribute to urban smog and acid rain.

The good news is that it does not have to be this way. Selecting energy-efficient office equipment will save you money and help the environment – and it is as easy as looking for ENERGY STAR, the international symbol for energy efficiency.

Of course, buying an energy-efficient product is only part of the solution. This guide describes a simple, four-step process to creating and operating an energy-smart office:

  • Step 1: know your needs
  • Step 2: look for the ENERGY STAR symbol
  • Step 3: use equipment wisely
  • Step 4: dispose of used equipment responsibly

Buying energy-efficient products and using them wisely makes sense for all Canadians. This guide will be of assistance to everyone, from procurement professionals in large organizations to small business owners and people who buy office equipment for personal use in the home or to telework.

Did You Know?

ENERGY STAR is a great tool to help businesses and consumers save energy and money, but its real goal is to contribute to a cleaner, healthier environment.

The relationship is simple: The more you need energy, the more you produce GHGs and other emissions that can be harmful to the environment.

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