March 18, 2011 / 1:22 PM / 7 years ago

HP Says New Products are 50 Percent More Efficient

HP has announced that on average, the company’s products are 50 percent more energy efficient today than they were in 2005.

The company has a goal of reducing energy consumption in its products 40 percent by the end of 2011. With nine months to go, HP said on Thursday that it already has overshot the mark.

If all makes and models of printers, notebook and desktop PCs, displays and servers shipped in 2005 were recycled and replaced with new HP energy-efficient models, customers could save approximately $10.4 billion in energy costs, and avoid more than 40 million metric tons of CO2 emissions within a year, HP said.

The company made the announcement at the kickoff event for the HP Unlocking Your Energy tour, a global initiative to demonstrate how energy efficiency, sustainability and profitability are compatible concepts for consumers and businesses.

The tour is also being used to highlight HP’s new Energy and Sustainability Management (ESM) solution, created in partnership with software company Hara. The ESM is designed to deliver a strategy, roadmap and implementation plan to transform the way energy and natural resources are used across an enterprise, the processes by which they are managed, and the business models needed to meet an organization’s demands.

Photo by Don DeBold/flickr/Creative Commons

Reprinted with permission from Sustainable Life Media

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