Efficiency Improvements in U.S. Office Equipment: Expected Policy Impacts and Uncertainties

TitleEfficiency Improvements in U.S. Office Equipment: Expected Policy Impacts and Uncertainties
Publication TypeJournal Article
LBNL Report NumberLBNL-37283
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsKoomey, Jonathan G., Mary Ann Piette, Mike Cramer, and Joseph H. Eto
JournalEnergy Policy
Volume24
Start Page1101
Issue12
Date Published01/1996
Keywordsenergy star, Office equipment, Voluntary programme
Abstract

We create a business as usual scenario for office equipment electricity use from industry forecasts of equipment sales, surveys of equipment densities by building type, measured data on wattage and usage by equipment type and projected lifetimes for equipment. We then calculate electricity used by building type and equipment type for Energy Star and advanced scenarios and explore the sensitivity of these results to variations in key input parameters. According to our analysis, the Energy Star programme will save the US almost US$1 billion annually starting in the year 2000, with minimal expenditure of public funds.

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