Whether you're at home or in office, it's easy to save energy, cut costs and reduce the impact your computer produces have on the environment.
Green IT Tools
- HP Carbon Footprint Calculator for PCs and Printers ›
- HP’s Green IT Action Plan for Enterprise Printing ›
- HP’s Green Action Plan for Office Printing ›
Energy Reduction Tips
Buy energy efficient computer products. An ENERGY STAR® qualified computer, for example, uses much less electricity than computers without enabled power management features.
Use flat panel liquid crystal display (LCD) monitors versus conventional CRT monitors, which provide up to 70% power savings and up to twice the lifespan
Select the right-sized monitor to meet your needs. The bigger the monitor, the more energy it uses. Choose multifunction devices (MFDs) - like HP All-in-Ones - that do the work that used to require several machines.
Networking printers and copiers will decrease their idle time and provide for more cost-effective use of the equipment.
Enable the energy saving settings on PCs and peripherals. You can find these settings in the Power Options menu in your PC's Control Panel.
Disable your screen savers. Studies show that a monitor in screen-saving mode uses significantly more energy than in standby mode.
ENERGY STAR® recommends powering down all electronics when not in use, including unplugging power strips at the end of the day because they consume energy even when the equipment is shut off. Be sure to power down all equipment connected to the power strip first.
Set printers to sleep mode. The printer will quickly return to 'activity' status when new print jobs are submitted.
Turn off lights in rooms at home and in the office when not in use.
Paper Reduction Tools and Tips
Print on demand with digital printing technologies that can help to lower waste, cut costs and reduce the carbon footprint of printing. Read our white paper for details of how digital on-demand printing could bring about a significant reduction in the carbon footprint of the printing industry.
Use HP's Smart Web Printing to conserve paper.
Minimize print waste with two-sided printing, reducing margins and using smaller font.
Print on recycled paper, and then recycle it again.
Reduce junk mail and other paper by reading and shopping online.
Complete the Conservation Cycle
Learn about HP's FREE Product Recycling program for your used products.