The energy consumption of electrical appliances is one important factor concerning their ecological efficiency. During the last years considerable progress was made regarding the minimization of the energy consumption of copiers, fax machines and printers. This is vital for the protection of our natural resources.
In 1992 the US Office for Environmental Protection started the "Energy Star" programme. In 2001 this programme was officially introduced in the European Union. It covers standards regarding energy consumption of systems in the so-called stand-by mode. Since July 2009 revised and more stringent requirements apply. The systems which fulfil these standards are allowed to bear the "Energy Star" mark.
Following UTAX systems comply with the new standards: