Energy Star

Updated: 08/08/2017 by Computer Hope
Energy Star

An EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) program established by the Environmental Protection Agency and 50 other companies in 1993 to encourage PCs and peripherals that use less energy. For a computer, printer, monitor, or other electrical devices to carry an Energy Star label, it must meet the below requirements.

Energy Star requirements

  1. The device must be able to sense when it's left inactive for a specific amount of time.
  2. Once the device is inactive, it must be able to power down to a mode that consumes no more than 30 watts of energy. Monitors in this state, for example, goes blank.
  3. No data is lost when computer components enter a low-power mode, but it may take a few seconds for the computer to "wake up" once again. Usually, moving the mouse or pressing a key on the keyboard would get the computer out of this mode.

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