Xerox Corporation today said it has redesigned its products to use significantly less energy to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agencyâ€™s rigorous criteria set by the Energy Star requirements.
Xerox said more than half of the companyâ€™s office and production product offerings meet the tough new EPA standards. Previously, the Energy Star criteria for office copiers, printers and multifunction systems measured power consumed in standby and low-power modes.
The new standard asks a different question: How much energy would the device use during a typical week? It measures the energy consumed if the system mimics the tempo of a normal office, running a sample job mix with downtime for lunch, overnight and on weekends. The result is a Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC) figure that must meet the EPAâ€™s tough new requirements in order for a product to achieve Energy Star status.