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HP’s products and solutions help customers achieve more with fewer resources and less waste. We work to minimize the environmental footprint of products and solutions across our portfolio—from single-user personal computing devices and printers to enterprise servers, storage, and networking equipment, and data centers.
We consider the entire life cycle to identify opportunities to improve environmental performance, from their earliest stages of development through manufacturing and customer use to end of life. We deploy insights from research and development, life cycle assessment, and stakeholder consultation to inform product design and foster innovations in materials use, manufacturing, and transport.
Our services help enterprise customers measure and manage resource consumption and carbon emissions across their processes and operations.
To learn more about environmental innovation across the infrastructure, software, services, and solutions HP offers, visit our EcoSolutions page.
Across HP, we conduct research and development on products and solutions—from ink cartridges to data centers—that require less energy, use more sustainable materials, and are easier to recycle than the previous generation of HP products. Learn more about our Design for Environment program.
The answers may lie in a city with a seamlessly integrated technology infrastructure, equipped with sensors delivering real-time data that allow efficient optimization of environments. Cooling a room right before its occupants get too warm, gradually brightening street lights as the sun begins to set, irrigating green space when the soil turns dry (and not moments before an anticipated rain), improving quality of life while reducing waste. This vision is not far away.
“In the future, it’s not going to be enough to separately build a thermostat, a smart phone, and a building management system,” says Amip. “All of these will need to be integrated together to create customizable, personalized, efficient, and sustainable buildings. Our customers will want full solutions... it’s not about a single piece of technology, or a single device. It’s about bringing it all together.”
This vision of future cities grew out of life cycle assessment and real-time environmental control systems that HP Labs had developed for data centers—taking into account carbon emissions, water use, resource consumption, and human health impacts to analyze and manage a data center’s environmental footprint from cradle-to-cradle. He and his colleagues quickly realized that the approach had broader implications, and could also be used in buildings and even cities. Amip and the HP Labs team are already conducting pilot programs.
Working with a multi-disciplinary team mapping out sophisticated solutions to complex problems puts Amip right where he wants to be. “I work with people who are experts in product design, control theory, data mining, machine learning, and engineering. I am really driven by the opportunity to learn and to work on complex problems,” says Amip. “Working with this team, I learn something new every day.”
We collaborate with our manufacturing partners and suppliers to understand, reduce, and report the environmental impact of product manufacturing.
Packaging and transport
We strive to develop more sustainable packaging options and make product transport choices that decrease fuel use and associated greenhouse gas emissions.
We make it easy for customers to reduce their environmental impact by improving the energy efficiency and resource consumption of our products and solutions.
Return and recycling
We work with a global network of vendors in 69 countries and territories worldwide to collect, process for resale, and/or recycle returned products, as well as qualify recycled materials for use in new products.
For complete information regarding HP’s approach to environmental sustainability in our products and solutions, please download our 2012 Global Citizenship Report. To view data and goals from across our global citizenship efforts, visit the data and goals dashboard.
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