HP Claims 50 Percent Improvement in Printer, PC Energy Efficiency

Hewlett-Packard Co. said that it already has met or exceeded energy reduction goals for this year first set in 2009 to pare consumption by 40 percent from 2005 levels.

The vendor made the announcement at its Unlocking Your Energy tour in New York City, a worldwide endeavor to show that energy efficiency, sustainability and profitability can go hand in hand for consumers and businesses. The tour's additional locations include San Francisco, Beijing, Hong Kong and London.

HP said that, on average, its printer, displays and PC products, including notebooks, desktops, servers, are 50 percent more efficient than they were five years ago.

"We set a goal to reduce energy consumption of our products by 40 percent by the end of 2011 from 2005 levels," said Engelina Jaspers, HP vice president, Environmental Sustainability. "I'm pleased to report we've exceeded this goal, and that HP products today are, on average, more than 50 percent more energy efficient than they were five years ago."

The vendor said that its research data showed that customers could save some $10.4 billion in costs and avoid more than 40 million metric tons of CO2 emissions within a year if all makes and models of its printers, notebooks, desktops, displays and servers shipped in 2005 were recycled in favor of current equipment.

To help enterprises initiate a strategy to transform their energy consumption model, HP is offering its Energy and Sustainability Management solution, a guide to change how energy and natural resources are used by businesses, manage processes and construct new models to meet a company's needs.

HP said that it intends to partner with like-minded companies to deliver services to help clients evaluate the environmental impact of their activities and devise best practices for the future.

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