80 PLUS qualified power supplies are an integral part of the latest ENERGY STAR
label specification for computers.
The EPA has strengthened the requirements for earning the ENERGY STAR to meet energy
use guidelines in three distinct operating modes: standby, active, and sleep modes.
This ensures energy savings when computers are being used and performing a range
of tasks, as well as when they are in standby. ENERGY STAR qualified computers must
also have a more efficient internal power supply that meets the 80 PLUS specifications.
TopTen USA is a nonprofit
organization that identifies and publicizes the most energy-efficient products on
the market. We make it easy for consumers to find the most energy- and money-saving
models, which in turn encourages manufacturing innovations that will make products
in the United States even more energy-efficient. Modeled after organizations located
in 16 different European countries, TopTen USA intends to transform the American
market from the one of excessive energy use to one that actively sustains products
with the highest practical energy-efficiency.
Verdiem helps you accurately measure
PC and Mac energy consumption, enforce policies for greater energy efficiency, and
optimize savings. Beginning with establishing a baseline of current energy usage,
Verdiem automatically detects and groups devices and captures the most accurate
energy usage data. Customers can capture energy costs through time to accurately
reflect energy expenditures and savings in each location. With this data, organizations
can identify opportunities to save energy by learning how their energy usage varies
by department, location, device type, and more.
EPEAT is a system used to help purchasers evaluate, compare and select desktop computers,
notebooks and monitors based on a wide array of environmental attributes. EPEAT
also provides manufacturers with a clear and consistent set of performance criteria
for the design of ‘greener’ products. They were developed through a comprehensive,
multi-year, stakeholder process underwritten by the US EPA that included environmental
advocates, manufacturers, public and private purchasers, electronics recyclers,
and technology researchers.
EPEAT products are sold by the same manufacturers and at the same prices as comparable
BITS Limited - Smart Strips
BITS Limited manufacturers Smart Strips, a surge protector that saves time, energy
and money. The primary function of any power bar is to provide some level of power
surge protection to electrical devices plugged into them. The smart strip is different
from other power bars in this respect in that it offers surge protection and saves
energy by eliminating idle or "phantom" current.