HP Improves Product Energy Efficiency by 50%

by | Mar 14, 2011

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Hewlett-Packard has achieved a 50 percent improvement in product energy efficiency, exceeding its target, the electronics company said.

HP had set a goal to reduce its products’ energy consumption by 40 percent by the end of 2011, from a 2005 baseline.

HP said it compared the energy consumption of HP products in 2005 with its latest models for each category of products. Products considered were the Deskjet 3050, Laserjet CP1215, Laserjet CP1025, Compaq 8200 Elite, Compaq 2310, Compaq 8000f Elite, Compaq LE19 monitor, Storage EVA, Probook 6550b, G60t Series Notebook, Touchsmart M6, and the ProLiant DL380 G4, G6, and ProLiant DL360G7 servers.

HP also revealed the results of in-house research, which concluded that if all makes and models of printers, notebooks, 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.

The company has a goal to cut energy use and GHG emissions by 20 percent by 2013, compared to 2005.

Hewlett-Packard’s global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from operations decreased by ten percent between 2008 and 2009, according to the company’s 2009 Global Citizenship Report.

Last November the company reported significant reductions in materials consumption through use of Sonoco’s sustainable packaging design software. One of Sonoco’s protective packaging designs for LaserJet printers reduced the volume of foam required by more than half, cut the pack’s corrugated weight by 69 percent and decreased overall packaging volume by 52 percent.

Last week HP launched its Energy and Sustainability Management (ESM) application and services, and announced it is collaborating with Hara to offer a combined energy management and emissions reduction software package.

An interview with HP vice president of environmental sustainability Engelina Jaspers is available here.

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