Bulk buying savings—computers

ENERGY STAR®—saving time, energy and money

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Snap shot of expected savings for computers

Here is a general estimate of energy, cost and emissions savings using base energy prices and other factors that are developed from Government of Canada data and national average energy rates.

Access the ENERGY STAR Simple Savings Calculator to localize the settings by selecting a province or territory, or inputting your own data.

Consult the ENERGY STAR product specifications for technical information on certified products.

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Cost-Savings Example200 Desktop Computers (4-year life)

Annual Lifetime Annual Lifetime
Energy consumption
32,295 129,180 56,998 227,992
Energy cost
(@ 12.6¢/kWh)
$4,048 $13,528 $7,209 $23,876
Maintenance cost $0 $0 $0 $0
Total operating cost $4,048 $13,528 $7,209 $23,876
Incremental cost   $0    
Total life-cycle cost   $13,528 - $23,876
Total energy savings
24,703 98,812    
Total energy and
Maintenance cost savings
$3,124 $10,348    
Emissions savings
(kg CO2)
3,705 14,822    
Payback period 0 years (based on incremental cost of $0 per ENERGY STAR certified unit)

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