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HP to Reduce PC Energy Usage by 25 Percent
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January 08, 2008

HP to Reduce PC Energy Usage by 25 Percent

By Tim Gray
TMCnet Web Editor

Computer giant HP has outlined a plan to reduce the energy consumption of its volume desktop and notebook PC families 25 percent by 2010, the company said.

The company now leads the industry in the number of Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) Gold listed products with the introduction of more than two dozen PCs registered in North America at either the Gold or Silver rating levels, the company said today at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.


“HP for decades has been integrating environmentally responsible components and processes across the entire product lifecycle,” Todd Bradley, executive vice president, Personal Systems Group, HP, said. “We are dedicated to meeting our energy consumption goal of 25 percent reduction by 2010, and these additional EPEAT-Gold registrations exemplify how HP leads the IT market in reducing the environmental impact of its products and business processes.”

HP has long focused on developing products designed with the environment in mind, and it was the first PC manufacturer to register an EPEAT Gold product with the HP Compaq rp5700 Long Lifecycle Business Desktop PC in 2007.

The EPEAT system helps shoppers evaluate, compare and select desktop computers, notebooks and monitors based on the products’ environmental attributes. EPEAT evaluates electronic products according to three tiers of environmental performance: Bronze, Silver and Gold.

HP expects to reach its 2010 energy reduction goal through a variety of strategies, including integrating such components as more efficient power supplies and lower-energy chipsets and other energy-saving technologies and processes across its volume PC portfolio.

New HP business products meeting the Gold status include the HP Compaq 2510p and HP Compaq 2710p Business Notebook series PCs and all models of the HP Compaq dc7800, dc5750 and dc5700 Business Desktop PC families.

HP also has a diverse array of new consumer desktop and notebook PCs that are U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR (News - Alert) qualified and EPEAT Silver listed. The products recently listed as EPEAT Gold incorporate various features to help businesses reduce their environmental impact.

For decades HP has worked to manage its environmental impact by adopting environmentally responsible practices in product development, operations and supply chain. The company strives to be a global leader in reducing its carbon footprint, limiting waste and recycling responsibly. HP’s efforts earned it recognition as one of Fortune Magazine’s “Ten Green Giants” in April 2007.

Tim Gray is a Web Editor for TMCnet, covering news in the IP communications, call center and customer relationship management industries. To see more of his articles, please visit Tim Gray’s columnist page.

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