HP is committed to helping others be more efficient and productive, save money, and reduce their environmental impact. Our extensive portfolio provides our customers with new ways to save energy, resources and more. This gallery of more than two dozen products, services and solutions includes some of our most exciting innovations.
HP Advantage Series Widescreen Monitors feature improved environmental design, providing more comfortable use while helping businesses cut costs and energy consumption.
HP Auto-On/Auto-Off and Instant-on Technology can help customers save money, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by cutting energy wasted when the printer is not in use.
The HP Carbon Emissions Management Service helps enterprises calculate, record and analyze their carbon emissions.
The free online HP Carbon Footprint Calculator1 can help determine estimated energy use, associated greenhouse gas emissions, and the cost of computing and printing.
HP’s Central Nervous System for the Earth (CeNSE), a project of HP Labs, will revolutionize how massive amounts of information are gathered, communicated and analyzed in real time.
In 2009, HP introduced the HP Compaq 8000f—the first Windows®-based desktop PC in the industry to be free of brominated flame retardants and polyvinyl chloride.2
HP Critical Facilities Services (CFS) helps businesses transform the computing performance and improve the energy efficiency of their data centers.
HP Data Center Environmental Edge is an affordable software and hardware solution to track and manage data center environmental factors.
HP Data Center Smart Grid technology is the intelligent way to monitor data center performance, enabling customers to increase energy efficiency as they save resources and money.
The HP Deskjet D2600, which requires 30 percent less energy than the previous model and is made from 50 percent recycled plastic, is an all-around environmental performer.
The HP Eco Solutions Print Console provides PC users a central place on their desktop to control printer settings for energy, paper and supplies use.
Smart, small and light, the HP EliteBook 2540p is a sturdy, portable high performer that helps businesses reduce their environmental impact.
The HP EliteBook 8440p Notebook PC delivers business-rugged performance while eliminating substances of concern such as brominated flame retardants (BFRs) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC).
HP Energy Efficiency Analysis helps customers calculate the baseline energy efficiency of their data centers and identify ways to improve performance.
The HP Handheld sp400 All-in-One is a scan-and-print solution that is helping companies increase efficiency and reduce waste.
HP HDPE Reinforced Banner material is a tough, lightweight banner material with a smaller carbon footprint than traditional materials and is easier to recycle.
HP’s innovative recycling process makes it possible to use recycled plastics in many of our new Original HP ink cartridges while meeting HP’s rigorous performance standards.
Introducing the HP LaserJet Pro P1102—the most energy-efficient laser printer on the planet.3
MagCloud, the new self-publishing web service from HP, delivers commercial-quality magazines on demand, and decreases the waste associated with traditional magazine publishing.
MPS has helped some HP customers achieve energy savings between 30 and 80 percent in their imaging and printing operations, and reduce paper consumption by millions of pages.
The HP Officejet Pro 8500 Premier All-in-One delivers professional color documents using 50 percent less energy than color laser all-in-ones, helping cut print operating costs up to 50 percent per page.4
The HP POD helps businesses add highly efficient data center space as needed, without the months or even years it can take to build a traditional data center.
HP dry printing solutions for commercial photo processing help reduce the environmental impact of standard photo printing.
HP Power Assistant provides HP notebook users real-time visibility and control to adjust power settings, stretch battery life and meet their goals for greener computing.
HP ProCurve networking products complement energy-efficient HP servers, helping businesses save even more energy.
HP ProLiant G6 servers deliver double the computing performance of the HP servers they replace while reducing energy consumption.
The HP T300 Color Inkjet Web Press can decrease the waste, paper use and cost of printing books, direct mail material and other types of commercial printing.
HP Thermal Logic is a portfolio of technologies embedded in HP ProLiant G6 and G7 servers that can help triple data center power and cooling capacity, and reduce server energy use by 25 percent.
HP thin client PCs are a cost-effective, efficient computing solution, ideal for educational organizations, growing businesses and emerging markets.
Award-winning HP TouchSmart 600 PCs are not only sleek and elegant—they offer environmental benefits as well.
HP Visual Collaboration, a suite of video conferencing products from immersive studios to room-based and desktop systems, offers all the advantages of face-to-face meetings without the environmental impact of business travel.
HP Web Jetadmin Eco Solutions Reports lets IT managers easily measure, evaluate and reduce the environmental impact of their organization’s printing and imaging.
An HP data center in Wynyard, UK, is setting the standard for sustainable data center design, resulting in a carbon footprint that’s less than half that of typical data centers.
HP Advantage series widescreen monitors feature improved environmental design, providing more comfortable use while helping businesses cut costs and energy consumption.
The latest energy-saving features, such as low-power panels, enable the product to use up to 40 percent less energy than previous generations of HP products, and have helped the monitors achieve ENERGY STAR® qualification and the Gold rating in the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT®).
The panels, cabinets and stands are brominated flame retardant (BFR)- and polyvinyl chloride (PVC)-free1, and some of the monitors use up to 50 percent less mercury than previous HP models.
Corrugated cardboard packaging made from 25 percent recycled material protects the screens in transit. The new packaging design eliminates the need for traditional expanded polystyrene packaging cushions that are not readily recyclable in many communities. The monitors are available as a twin-pack option, further cutting energy and materials for packaging and transportation.
HP printer features help users save money and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by cutting energy wasted when the printer is not in use.
HP Auto-On/Auto-Off technology automatically powers down printers after periods of inactivity so they use less than one watt of power. This can save a significant amount of energy: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that customers waste up to 66 percent of energy related to equipment use by leaving devices on during nights and weekends.
Instant-on Technology saves additional energy and GHG emissions by virtually eliminating the warm-up period, enabling users to begin printing in just a few seconds. Users consume up to 50 percent less energy related to printing, compared with using printers without this technology.
HP estimates that for monochrome LaserJet products alone, Instant-on Technology helped customers avoid 1.3 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions in 2009, equivalent to removing more than 240,000 cars from the road for one year.
Global efforts to address climate change require many organizations to measure, report and reduce energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. HP’s Carbon Emissions Management Service, developed in collaboration with the business software provider SAP, enables businesses to respond to regulations requiring accurate reporting and to manage and reduce emissions. Users can calculate, record and analyze their carbon emissions across an entire organization.
This offering builds on HP’s Carbon Emissions Management System (CEMS) for IT infrastructure. CEMS users apply HP’s C-Counter (patent pending) to measure, monitor and store data related to energy use and GHG emissions in real time, over a period of eight weeks. This information can help businesses answer questions such as:
HP works with each customer to develop its GHG emissions reporting capability and prepare an inventory of emissions. Accurate measurements enable users to manage energy use and emissions in every aspect of the IT infrastructure, from the desktop to the mainframe. For example, the Carbon Emissions Management Service enabled the Bank of Queensland to establish a baseline of its carbon impact and to set goals. The bank is on target to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 33 percent by 2011, in compliance with the Australian government’s National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act.
The free online HP Carbon Footprint Calculator1 helps customers understand and identify steps to reduce the environmental impact and cost of their computing and printing. The data is based on energy assessments specific to the customer's country or even state—and includes information for 146 countries.
The calculator allows users to either review individual products or compare one product against another to understand potential energy savings. For printers, it is possible to evaluate a whole fleet.
Customers can compare current and legacy individual HP products. The calculator shows the estimated energy use and cost, and the associated greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Sliders on the screen allow customers comparing printers to vary factors such as pages printed per year and the lifetime of the equipment and immediately see the estimated effect on energy use and other factors. PC users can input alternative power supplies, graphics cards and processors.
Business customers can work with HP to build a baseline estimate of their printing products’ carbon footprint as a starting point for environmental improvements.
The assessment includes three simple steps:
The calculator shows your current energy consumption and associated greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, paper use and annual cost. It then illustrates how HP business solutions can reduce your impact and save money. Alternatively, customers can opt for an advanced path that allows them to input the exact printers they use, resulting in more precise outputs that better reflect the customer's current situation.
HP’s Central Nervous System for the Earth (CeNSE), a project of HP Labs, will revolutionize the way information is gathered, communicated and analyzed. CeNSE is a highly intelligent network of billions of nano-scale sensors that will feel, taste, smell, see and hear what is going on in the world and communicate that information over fast and powerful computing networks to be analyzed and acted upon in real time by a new breed of business applications and web services.
CeNSE will combine breakthrough innovations from HP Labs in nanotechnology, networking, business analytics and optimization in ways that could make people and businesses safer, more secure and more efficient.
The networks will be able to provide real-time information on the physical environment to improve the way governments, businesses and society respond to and manage environmental, biological and physical/structural changes. Small problems such as a worn steel rod can be fixed before they become big problems ( the steel rod breaks), and other problems can be avoided altogether.
CeNSE will open up a new breed of business optimization applications using information ranging from operating capacity and merchandise tracking to environmental management and safety. The sensors will have the potential to “smell” a gas leak, monitor the speed and volume of freeway traffic, sense wear and tear on a bridge, or track the spread of the next flu virus. The result will be improved effectiveness and use of resources throughout the global economy. CeNSE could lead to ten-fold gains in production efficiencies and the ability to extend the life of manufacturing components by 50 percent.
HP aims to pilot CeNSE networks within the next three years and make them commercially available within four years.
The HP Compaq 8000f Elite Business Desktop PC features the latest energy-saving features, a significant reduction in substances of environmental concern and improved packaging. It is ENERGY STAR® qualified and registered EPEAT Gold with the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT®).
This is the first Windows®-based desktop PC in the industry to be free of brominated flame retardants (BFRs) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) from the wall to the mouse for every configuration sold. This means that all internal and external components, including the keyboard and mouse, power supply are BFR/PVC-free.1 Even the power cord is PVC-free1, unlike the majority of desktop power cords on the market today.
Operating costs are kept to a minimum, with features such as a highly efficient electrical design, an energy-efficient power supply and client-based power management software tools. The HP Compaq 8000f Elite Series external power adapter delivers up to 87 percent power efficiency.
The HP Power Assistant provides an easy-to-use desktop application that allows users to control the PC’s energy use by scheduling various power settings throughout the day. It provides real-time reporting of how various settings impact the PC’s energy consumption and cost.
The environmental gains extend to the use of recycled and recyclable packaging materials. Packaging cushions that protect the PC during shipping are made from paper-based, 100 percent recycled molded pulp and are 100 percent recyclable.
To facilitate easier recycling at end of life, the tool-less chassis is easy to disassemble, and the product parts are up to 90 percent recyclable by weight.
HP Critical Facilities Services (CFS) provides leading consulting, design and technical innovation for data centers to transform computing performance and improve energy efficiency. The range of services includes:
These services address the severe challenges data centers are facing as they struggle to meet growing demand for computing power while working to increase efficiency. Power and cooling is the number one challenge for data centers today,1 with serious risks of limits on power availability halting data center operations at many companies. As requirements in this area for computing continue to grow, the optimization of energy use, the cost of energy and associated greenhouse gas emissions have become increasingly important. By 2011, annual spending on powering and cooling at U.S. IT sites is expected to exceed that of new server spending.1
HP CFS helps organizations to meet those challenges. We help clients upgrade and modernize current data centers, design and build next-generation facilities, and transform data centers to be energy- and space-efficient. For example, we have been integral to Citi’s leadership in highly reliable and more environmentally sustainable data centers, including the world’s first center (in Frankfurt, Germany) rated as platinum on the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) rating system. HP CFS helped lower Citi’s energy costs by 30 percent at a facility in Georgetown, Texas.
These projects require close collaboration between the design team, including architects and engineers, and also from the client. HP contributes deep expertise in energy analysis, life cycle costing, computational fluid dynamics modeling and building systems commissioning.
Part of the HP Data Center Smart Grid portfolio of solutions, HP Data Center Environmental Edge is an easy and affordable way to monitor and manage the data center environment, addressing the critical issues of power and cooling.
HP Environmental Edge does not actively control the cooling infrastructure, but instead provides extremely detailed, real-time information to customers about airflow, thermal changes, air pressure and other efficiency details.
HP Environmental Edge measures, analyzes and visualizes data center environmental parameters. With monitoring and reports on energy use, IT managers can improve the environmental performance of the data center, including:
The HP Data Center Smart Grid creates an intelligent data center that integrates and optimizes IT equipment and facilities from an energy information perspective. Smart Grid technology collects and communicates thousands of measurements across IT systems and facilities. Using extremely accurate power meters similar to those in energy-efficient homes, it evaluates and reports energy use and impact.
With interconnected sensors that detect when power is being wasted, Smart Grid allows IT managers to make adjustments in real time. Customers can accurately control energy use and environmental impact across the data center, getting all information needed to:
For the first time, businesses can immediately see and control energy use across an entire data center, so they can minimize power consumption, reduce expenses and cut their carbon footprint.
The HP Deskjet D2600 Printer series combines ease of use with strong environmental performance. Designed as a simple printer for everyday projects, this desktop series also helps users save paper and energy. It decreases raw materials use as well, because both the printer and the ink cartridges are manufactured using recycled plastics.
The HP Deskjet D2600 requires 30 percent less energy than the previous model, reflecting HP’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions throughout the life cycle of our products, and it is made using 50 percent recycled plastic.
Additionally, the printer uses HP 60 ink cartridges that are made from up to 70 percent recycled plastic captured from the HP inkjet “closed loop” recycling process, an industry first and only. Customers can return their empty ink cartridges to HP at no cost in 53 countries or territories through the HP Planet Partners program. The printer packaging is also completely recyclable.
The HP Eco Solutions Print Console is the industry’s leading tool that enables customers to manage their individual desktop printer settings to reduce their environmental impact.
Available as of January 2010, it is a free download that provides PC users a central place on their desktop to control printer settings for energy, paper and supply use, saving resources and money.
The HP Eco Solutions Print Console sets a reminder to turn the printer off at night. It also reduces paper consumption by setting two-sided printing as the default, and automatically printing multiple pages on each side of the paper. EconoMode sets draft quality printing, saving toner.
Users receive information helping them understand the impact of their chosen settings. The HP Eco Solutions Print Console displays how much money, energy, paper, toner and carbon dioxide emissions can be saved annually, and instantly shows how changes will reduce emissions or divert waste from landfills.
The HP Eco Solutions Print Console is available with the HP LaserJet 2055 Printer.
Notebook users want to stay connected and productive on the go—without getting weighed down or sacrificing performance.
Starting at just 3.38 pounds, the durable HP EliteBook 2540p is HP’s smallest and lightest EliteBook, designed for maximum portability and uncompromised performance.
Designed with innovative materials and energy efficiency, the HP EliteBook 2540 allows users to improve their computing and environmental performance. A minimum of 12 percent post-consumer recycled plastic and a mercury-free, LED-backlit display reduces environmental impact. ENERGY STAR®-qualified configurations are available, and the EliteBook 2540 is EPEAT® Gold registered.
Business users need a hard-working, durable, powerful mobile computing solution that’s environmentally responsible.
With manageability, security, upgradeable wireless and enhanced system and graphics performance, the HP EliteBook 8440p Notebook PC is high performance on the go.
The HP EliteBook 8440p is free of brominated flame retardants (BFRs) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) from the wall to the mouse, improving performance while eliminating substances of concern. It features a mercury-free LED-backlit display, and ENERGY STAR®-qualified configurations are available. The EliteBook 8440p is EPEAT® Gold registered in the U.S. and won Laptop magazine’s 2010 Green Choice Award in the All-Purpose Notebook category.
Data center energy efficiency has never been more important. Costs are rising, so better energy management is crucial. Concern about greenhouse gas emissions continues to increase, and demand for data center capacity is growing fast.
HP Energy Efficiency Analysis helps customers who want to make data centers more efficient. The service helps them calculate facilities’ baseline energy efficiency and identify quantifiable ways to improve it, reducing costs and environmental impact.
This service compares an individual data center to its peers and to industry best practices, to identify sources of inefficiency as well as opportunities to eliminate them. The four-step process culminates in an analysis report that helps customers to:
HP has used these techniques to improve the efficiency of its own data centers, as well as those of its clients. (Read more about our achievements.)
The HP Handheld sp400 All-in-One is a scan-and-print solution that integrates a 2-D barcode imager, a paperless inkjet printer and wireless communication into a single device.
HP developed the device in collaboration with UPS, the world's largest package delivery company, where it is already in use in the UPS network of package centers. UPS uses the device to scan packages, send data wirelessly to a server, and print handling instructions directly onto packages without the need for a paper label. It is small and light enough to wear on the hand—much more convenient than moving trolleys loaded with thermal printers, PCs, monitors and keyboards, as was necessary previously.
By 2010, UPS expects to process more than 3 million packages per business day in the United States using the HP Handheld sp400 All-in-One. This device stands to save UPS more than $30 million in labor, capital and consumables costs over the next five years alone, while saving more than 1,200 tonnes of paper per year once it is fully deployed.
The HP Handheld sp400 All-in-One is ideal for distribution centers but has many other applications as well, such as airline services. It is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that delivers more than 5,000 scans and prints per charge.
Dave Barnes, senior vice president and CIO of UPS, said: “The new HP handheld device means increased efficiency and effectiveness at a lower cost, with less waste. This is a perfect example of how technology helps to drive business solutions at UPS.”
HP’s innovative recycling process makes it possible to use recycled plastics in many of our new Original HP inkjet print cartridges. The proprietary process utilizes multiple sources of plastic resin, from used water bottles to HP inkjet cartridges returned through our recycling program. This is an industry first—and we remain the only company to use this system.
The amount of recycled plastic in HP inkjet cartridges may vary from 30 to 70 percent of the total plastic used depending on product type.
Using recycled materials saves energy, avoids waste and keeps plastic out of landfills. Although it can be difficult to achieve consistent quality and reliability when using recycled plastics, HP's managers challenged the project's engineers, chemists and partners to develop recycled materials that met HP's high performance standards. After years of effort and dozens of trials, they achieved that objective.
Our goal for 2009 was to use more than 4,500 tonnes (10 million pounds) of recycled content resin (which is 75 percent recycled content, minimum 95 percent post-consumer) in our new Original HP inkjet print cartridges. We used 5,000 tonnes (11 million pounds), slightly more than the amount we used in 2008, as well as an additional 180 tonnes (400,000 pounds) of 50 percent recycled content resin.
Since HP began the pilot process in 2005, through the end of the 2009 fiscal year, HP used more than 20,000 tonnes (44 million pounds) of recycled plastic resin1 in 760 million inkjet print cartridges.2 Our goal is to use a cumulative total of 100 million pounds of recycled plastic in our printing products, including inkjet cartridges, between 2007 and 2011.
The Society of Plastics Engineers, a trade organization, recognized HP’s efforts in this area by presenting HP with its most prestigious environmental stewardship award in 2008.
Other printers use power and cost money by staying on continuously, even when there is no printing activity.
The HP LaserJet Pro P1102 Printer is the most energy-efficient laser printer on the planet.1 It features HP Auto-On/Auto-Off Technology that simply turns the printer on when you need it and off when you don’t. Customers save energy and money, with a total annual energy cost of a little more than one dollar.
The HP LaserJet Pro P1102 Printer sets a new standard for laser printers by offering a 65 percent energy savings over the previous generation of HP LaserJet printers and nearly twice the energy efficiency of its nearest competitor.
MagCloud, the new self-publishing web service from HP, is changing the way ideas, stories and images find their way into people’s hands in a printed magazine format.
With MagCloud, photographers can create photo magazines for their next gallery exhibit, bands and celebrities can build buzz and connect with their fan bases, designers can create amazing brochures and catalogs, corporations can build a brand in style, and media companies can breathe new life into their valuable content catalogs. MagCloud delivers commercial-quality magazines printed on demand, doing its part to help reduce magazine waste. Last year, 2.3 billion magazines were wasted in the United States alone.1
Invented by HP Labs, MagCloud takes on the heavy lifting for publishers by providing automated ordering and print management services—all free of charge— and is currently available in the United States, UK and Canada (with plans to expand to other regions soon). Whether you order one or 100 copies, there are no up-front costs and no minimum orders, and the cost is only $0.20 a page (plus shipping). Think of HP MagCloud as a web-based marketplace where a new breed of magazine publishers can affordably turn their targeted content into beautiful printed magazines, and promote and sell their products to a broad range of readers. Or a place where existing media companies can repurpose print and online content to create targeted, special edition magazines printed on demand.
The service enables brands and content publishers to build and extend their community reach using highly targeted print products. Along with personalizing publications, on-demand publishing reduces the transport costs, waste and inventory issues associated with traditional magazine publishing, and all magazines are printed on FSC-certified 50 percent recycled paper (10 percent post-consumer, 40 percent pre-consumer).
HP Managed Print Services (MPS) enables organizations to reduce their energy and paper use and cut costs related to printing.
With MPS, HP helps customers assess their requirements, design an imaging and printing infrastructure tailored to their specific needs, and then acquire, install and manage the necessary equipment. MPS is a comprehensive, scalable suite of services that includes imaging and printing devices, software, supplies, support, professional services, and solutions—with flexible procurement, transition and management options to help companies meet their business and environmental goals.
Using MPS has enabled some HP customers to achieve energy savings of between 30 and 80 percent in their imaging and printing operations, and reduce paper consumption by millions of pages. In addition, MPS can help customers achieve more efficient workflows and increase recycling of used print supplies and old hardware.
HP MPS customer Viacom was able to achieve the following benefits:
Meanwhile, using MPS meant that our customer 3M:
As part of our HP MPS portfolio, HP offers the HP Eco Printing Assessment for businesses interested in quantifying and reducing the energy consumption, wasted paper and greenhouse gas emissions from imaging and printing. After analyzing a representative sample of a customer’s printing environment, HP then recommends best practices and identifies a roadmap of recommended changes, helping customers reduce costs and save resources.
The HP Officejet Pro 8500 Premier All-in-One Printer series delivers professional color documents using 50 percent less energy than color laser all-in-ones, helping small businesses cut print operating costs by up to 50 percent per page.1
This ENERGY STAR® qualified printer offers several features to save paper, including automatic two-sided printing and copying, a junk fax blocker2, and the ability to fax to a network folder or email and scan to a computer. HP Smart Web Printing enables paper savings of up to 45 percent by optimizing printing from the web, allowing consolidation and organization of pages for simple, predictable web printing.
HP Officejet ink cartridges, used with this printer, also save money and resources, printing more pages with fewer cartridge replacements. Cartridge and packaging waste is reduced by 90 percent by weight,3 and the carbon footprint is 50 percent lower compared with the Samsung CLX 3175FN.4
The HP POD can be deployed within weeks instead of requiring months or even years to design, construct and install a traditional data center and IT. The HP POD can ship empty or fully integrated with tested IT from an HP factory in as little as six weeks, slashing the time for data center build-out. Available in both 20-foot (6-meter) and 40-foot (12-meter) designs, the HP POD uses industry-standard 19-inch (48-centimeter) racks, providing a vendor-neutral platform.
Aging data centers often run out of power and cooling capacity, especially with the power density and thermal output of today’s smaller IT hardware. Faced with the need to expand data centers, companies are forced to build new space, with high costs and long lead times. Alternatively, HP PODs add space as it is needed, with short lead times. The 40-foot HP POD delivers the equivalent of 5,000 or more square feet (460 square meters) of traditional data center space.
In addition to lower acquisition costs, the HP POD is typically 20-40 percent more energy efficient than a typical data center, reducing energy cost and greenhouse gas emissions. It offers configurations optimized for availability and high IT density, enabling users to quickly upgrade or extend the capacity of their physical infrastructure. The weatherized design allows for installation either outside or inside a shelter.
Excellent energy efficiency is due to factors such as the following:
Together, these and other innovations result in a Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) ratio of 1.25, compared with typical values of 1.7–2.0.
HP PODs may also provide a more energy-efficient solution to disaster recovery needs. With increasing energy and real estate costs, additional capacity for disaster recovery can be expensive. HP PODs can help by being easy to place in lower-energy-cost areas, reducing the expense of disaster recovery plans.
HP offers dry printing solutions for commercial photo processing that reduce the environmental impact of standard photo printing. Whereas a typical silver-halide system discharges significant amounts of chemicals and water, HP Photosmart Microlab and Minilab printers are self-contained units that do not require a water source or drains, reducing the overflow of developer, fixer and wash water to municipal and private waste treatment facilities. These products also eliminate the need for operators to interact with and handle potentially hazardous chemicals.
During a 2010 life cycle assessment, conducted by Four Elements Consulting and commissioned by HP, the HP Minilabs and HP Microlab outperformed the silver-halide systems in the majority of impact categories, including two areas of importance: carbon footprint and total energy use.1 HP Retail Publishing Solutions supplies can be easily recycled after use, and HP provides free shipping materials and postage.
These systems have additional environmental benefits as well. The HP Photosmart ml1000d Minilab printer requires only ten minutes to start from standby mode, compared with an average of two hours for a typical silver-halide wet lab. Overall, retailers experience a 64 percent savings in energy use as well as an average yearly decrease of 800 gallons of chemicals and water discharge.2
The HP Photosmart ml1000d Minilab is the first dry, retail inkjet minilab capable of producing traditional single-sided photo prints as well as duplex photo book pages and calendars.
The overall quality of the digital prints and the accuracy of the color won HP᾿s Photosmart printers a Digital Imaging Marketing Association® (DIMA) Innovative Digital Product Award in 2008.
Whether it’s for business travelers who need to extend their notebook’s battery life, or IT managers trying to evaluate companywide energy consumption, HP Power Assistant provides a detailed look at power management for notebook users.
HP Power Assistant provides HP notebook users real-time visibility and control to adjust power settings, stretch battery life and meet their goals for greener computing. This easy-to-use tool also helps users estimate the costs of running their HP notebook—in dollars, kilowatt hours and even CO2.1
What’s more, HP Power Assistant can be fully integrated with HP Client Automation software for a complete solution to measure, log and report energy use of HP client devices throughout the enterprise. Administrators can set corporate client power policies and enforce power-on and power-off modes to reduce overall power consumption and expenses.
HP ProCurve networking products, including network management and switches, complement energy-efficient servers to save even more energy.
Designing energy-efficient products is only the first step in helping customers address their green IT needs through networking. Remotely managing and controlling the power delivery to the endpoints in the network is equally important to reduce the energy consumption of facilities.
With ProCurve Manager Plus (PCM+), users can schedule shutting off idle devices when they are not in use, realizing up to 73 percent in energy savings.
HP ProCurve Networking switches, which connect network segments and route data, may also help customers reduce their energy consumption.
Miercom, a leading independent test lab, awarded several ProCurve switches the Miercom Green certification, recognizing their excellent environmental performance. Comparing how many watts the switch consumes with the throughput it delivers, Miercom found that all eight ProCurve switches it analyzed performed better than the industry average. The HP ProCurve Switch 5406zl delivered the best energy performance with up to 45 percent savings.
HP ProLiant G6 servers deliver double the computing performance of the HP servers they replace while reducing energy consumption.
Advances in energy efficiency, virtualization and automation combine to provide more computing power for less energy. Energy-saving features include:
The HP T300 Color Inkjet Web Press can help to reduce the environmental impact of printing books, direct mail material and other types of commercial printing. Our thermal inkjet technology delivers excellent print quality and productivity while decreasing waste, paper use and cost.
Digital on-demand printing using the Web Press can reduce much of the waste typically arising from offset printing. Paper waste is avoided in setup and changeover of print jobs. Printers can produce materials as needed rather than printing large volumes with significant overruns, storage and waste costs. This decreases climate impact as well, since paper use is the leading contributor to greenhouse gas emissions from the commercial printing process. (See Enabling a low-carbon economy for details.)
The Web Press offers additional environmental benefits. It uses HP water-based pigment inks and specially engineered HP Bonding Agent. These non-flammable materials emit very low levels of volatile organic compounds and contain no detected hazardous air pollutants.1 Inkjet printing deposits colorant on the surface of the paper directly, without the need for electrostatic charging, and therefore avoids creation of ozone and potential ozone management issues. The ink and bonding agent drums are also recyclable. These advantages improve the working environment for printing operation employees, reduce the environmental impact of printing and help to address the storage, handling and waste disposal challenges often associated with traditional offset printing.
Enterprises are looking for solutions to make the most of their existing infrastructure while reducing costs. So what’s the solution when a company needs to add more servers to a data center with already limited power and cooling capacity?
HP Thermal Logic is a portfolio of technologies embedded in HP ProLiant G6 and G7 servers. They can help triple data center power and cooling capacity, and reduce server energy use by 25 percent over previous-generation servers. For a 1-megawatt data center, that’s a yearly savings of $300,000.1 It provides IT managers with the ability to see exactly how and where they’re using power at the data center level.
HP Thermal Logic innovations include the use of up to 32 onboard sensors to adjust fan speeds based on changing temperatures; Dynamic Power Capping, which allows for three times the number of servers per rack by dynamically reallocating energy resources;1 and Intelligent Power Discovery, which automatically maps new HP servers and delivers higher precision, control and automation to power distribution.
HP Thermal Logic also features the Insight Control suite of management software, which makes it easy to track and finely tune server energy use. By tracking power usage at the data center level, IT managers can precisely track energy consumption and take clear steps to optimize performance.
HP was the first company to introduce thin client PCs that meet ENERGY STAR® 5.0 and Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT®) standards.
With overall fewer parts than traditional PCs, these computing devices completely eliminate moving parts such as fans and disk-based hard drives so they produce very little heat, reducing air conditioning demands and lowering failure rates—potentially saving resources by extending their operational lifetimes.
Due to their significantly smaller size, an HP thin client and its packaging is less than one-third the weight of a traditional desktop PC, with 40 percent less corrugated board packaging and more than 55 percent less foam. Up to 98 percent of the materials used in HP thin clients and their packaging are recyclable.
HP MultiSeat Solution is a thin computing solution that allows up to ten people to use a single PC simultaneously, each with individually supported and licensed Windows® access. This cost-effective solution expands access for education, growing businesses and emerging markets and reduces power consumption to as little as 2.3 watts per user, as compared with 80 to 120 watts for typical desktops.
The new HP TouchSmart 600 series features sleek, award-winning design and combines the best hardware and software in one elegant product that is at home in the living room or office.
HP TouchSmart 600 PCs offer innovative touchscreen technology and everything you need built in. They combine a 23-inch diagonal high-definition, widescreen display with a multitouch-enabled screen and a powerful, energy-efficient Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor and hard drive in a single, integrated unit that includes a webcam, media reader and speakers.
Users can pinch, rotate, arc, flip, press or drag a finger across the screen to access information, entertainment, social networks and exclusive built-for-touch applications in a natural, intuitive way.
The HP TouchSmart 600 series also offers environmental benefits. Its components are over 90 percent recyclable, and having a single unit (rather than a standard PC and monitor) cuts down on resource use and avoids duplicating components such as power cords, power supplies and switches.
The HP TouchSmart 600 uses power-efficient chips and notebook technology, as well as power management to reduce energy consumption, heat and noise. Its power-saving technology could save users up to $75 per year.1 In total, the HP TouchSmart 600 provides up to 45 percent energy savings compared with PCs without power management enabled.2 Not only does this decrease energy consumption, but it also improves reliability by reducing heat output.
All HP TouchSmart PCs meet ENERGY STAR® 5.0 requirements and are EPEAT® Silver registered in the United States and Canada.
Additionally, HP TouchSmart 600 series PCs use a new packaging design that is 100 percent recyclable3 and contains a minimum of 75 percent recycled materials.
Many employees of businesses and organizations spend a significant amount of time traveling by plane. In addition to the major financial cost, this also has a sizable impact on the environment due to aircraft emissions.
A roundtrip flight between San Francisco and Singapore can generate 3.3 tonnes of CO2e emissions per passenger. Add the time and expense of an average trip, and business travel comes with a big bill, both for companies and the environment.
HP Visual Collaboration allows businesspeople to have frequent, meaningful collaborations without travel. With immersive, real-time video conferencing, employees can walk down the hall for a face-to-face meeting that used to take them across continents. HP provides a complete portfolio of solutions from studios to room-based and desktop systems, making it simple to meet the needs of any business.
The savings can be sizable. Within one 36-month period, HP Visual Collaboration has allowed HP and its customers to save 174,956 tonnes of CO2e that would have been generated had the meetings taken place in person.1 That’s like removing 33,453 vehicles from the road for an entire year or eliminating more than 143,818 round-trip flights from New York to London.
HP Visual Collaboration is transforming businesses, extending the power of personal connections everywhere, while helping them spend less on travel and lower carbon emissions.
HP Web Jetadmin is a web-based printer management software program that helps IT managers remotely configure and manage their network printers.
In June 2009, HP launched new Web Jetadmin Eco Solutions Reports. They allow users to measure and evaluate the environmental impacts of printing and imaging, develop ways to reduce those impacts and save money with consistent settings across all networked printers, and track performance over time.
Users can generate more than 15 types of Eco Solutions reports, such as:
Data centers can be the single largest source of electrical power consumption and carbon emissions for corporations. On average, traditional data centers consume several thousand megawatt hours per year.
But an innovative new facility in Wynyard, UK, designed and managed by HP, has moved sustainable data centers forward by leaps and bounds. HP applied a systems-based approach, locating the Wynyard center on the coast of England’s North Sea to take advantage of the cool climate. Frigid air is used to cool IT equipment, allowing the facility to go without air conditioning most of the year. Other design innovations create additional efficiencies. The Wynyard data center is expected to reduce energy consumption by 40 percent and save up to $4 million annually.
In a typical year, the facility is expected to produce 8,770 metric tons of CO2—roughly half of what a standard data center would produce. HP’s bold innovation is making energy-efficient computing space available to our clients, with a carbon footprint of less than half of typical data centers. Wynyard was selected as a winner of a prestigious 2010 Green Enterprise IT Award, presented by the Uptime Institute.
The HP Z Workstations family, including the HP Z200, Z400, Z600 and Z800 workstations, continues the company’s use of new technology designed to improve environmental impacts along with excellent performance, value and serviceability. These workstations are the culmination of more than 20 HP design innovations, including, on the HP Z600 and Z800 workstations, a self-checking power supply that can be removed from the system with no tools and plugged directly into the power cord, where an LED indicates whether or not the power supply is good, making them easier to service.
These workstations are aimed at power-intensive applications in industries such as graphic arts, broadcast, computer-aided design, engineering, medical imaging, and oil and gas exploration. HP Z Workstations save energy with the energy-efficient Intel® Xeon® processor and include 85 percent efficient power supplies—reducing both overall energy use and waste heat. The HP Z800 Workstation also has an option for an 89 percent efficient power supply.
The family includes the new HP WattSaver—an HP exclusive feature that manages power in the “off” state between 0.5 and 1 watt when activated by the customer, compared with 2 to 6 watts for a typical product. The HP Z Workstations immediately qualified for the Energy Star® 5.0 standard in July 2009.
All HP Z Workstations are more than 90 percent recyclable by weight, and the line achieved the Gold rating in the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT®)—the highest rating available. HP SkyRoom, virtual collaboration and video conferencing software that can decrease the need for business travel, is included free on HP Z Workstations.