It seems like there is a newer and shiny type of energy efficient model for everything that you can buy these days. And for the most part, people are likely to buy them hoping that these new and shiny models will not only make a difference for the environment but that they will make a difference for their pocket book. However, do these pieces of equipment really work? Are they really saving any energy or any money?
If you are to do the math, you will find that any piece of energy efficient eequipment is priced higher than its office counterpart. However, the pieces promise to save you money so the extra cost should be worth it. What you really need to do is sit down and run the numbers. Basically, you need to think about how much it is going to cost you run the piece of equipment and how often you are going to be using it. You should also look at how much energy it will take to run the energy efficient eequipment versus how much it will take to run the non efficient option. For something to really be considered energy efficient, it should take about thirty percent less energy to run. If that is the case then the eequipment is probably worth paying the extra money. However, if the numbers are not that good, then do not bother.
There are many types of going green and simply buying energy saving equipment is not the only step. You should consider printing on both sides of the paper and buying recycled paper. You can also make sure that you turn off all the equipment you are not using in your office when you are not using it. This usually means putting everything in sleep mode.
The bottom line seems to be that energy efficient options are not only good for the environment but they are good for your pocket book. While the eequipment may be more initially you will save more in the end.