Energy Efficiency Standards for Computers and Monitors: Frequently Asked Questions

What is covered under these standards?

The standards cover desktop computers, notebooks (also referred to as laptops), small-scale servers, workstations and monitors.

How much energy can be saved?

Combined, the standards are estimated to save 2,332 gigawatt hours per year, potentially reducing utility bills by more than $370 million annually after inefficient computers and monitors are replaced with those meeting the standards. This is enough energy to power about 350,000 average California homes for one year. On addition, the proposed standards would reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Read more (California Energy Commission)