More and more businesses are looking at ways to green up their offices but many overlook the impact that printing can have on their carbon footprint. If you’re a business owner or manager, I’d encourage you to assess your printing environment and printer usage as even small changes can make a big difference to your environmental impact. Here are a few things to consider:
Printers can consume large amounts of electricity, depending on the model and whether they are in stand-by or print mode.
- Take advantage of the energy saving features that put machines to ‘sleep’ in idle periods - this can save hundreds of dollars each year on energy consumption
- Tonnes of emissions can be saved each year by switching to renewable sources of energy such as solar, wind and geothermal energy.
Choose energy-saving products
Business managers can save money on energy bills by choosing ENERGY STAR® compliant products.
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- Many of Fuji Xerox’s products can “learn” your workgroup’s usage patterns and automatically adjust between power saving and ready modes to help conserve energy
- Be aware of new technologies that save on energy. Fuji Xerox S-LED (Self-Scanning Light Emitting Diode) and DELCIS (Digitally-Enhanced Lighting Control Imaging System)control technology can provide up to 45% power reduction.