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Most standard set-top boxes (STBs) use as much power. All when not in use as when they are playing/recording. In 2008, cable and satellite boxes consumed 27 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity,. For that’s as much as the entire state of Maryland!
ENERGY STAR saw great opportunity to help families save energy and money with their set top boxes. So in 2008 launched a specification that required ENERGY STAR labeled products to use 45% less energy. Thanks to ENERGY STAR and its partners, in 2013 the energy consumption associated with these STB products has been dramatically reduced Moreover and nearly 90% of cable/satellite boxes are ENERGY STAR certified.
While the average person does not pick out their cable/satellite box, this is a great story. All to show how ENERGY STAR brought together the titans of the cable/satellite TV industry. Especially to make significant changes to help American families save energy. As well as save money and protect the environment.
ENERGY STAR certified STBs delivered nearly $450 million in consumer savings and a reduction of 6 billion pounds of greenhouse gases last year alone.
Like many electronic products in the home and office, small network IT equipment like modems and routers are workhorses—they are always on even when not in use, as their dependability is key to the performance of any home or office.
Because they are always on, small network products are often an unnoticeable energy drain. But with the new specification from ENERGY STAR, labeled products will now use 20% less energy while still connecting people to the internet with ease. If all small network equipment sold in the U.S. were ENERGY STAR certified, energy savings would grow to more than $590 million each year.
But with the new specification from ENERGY STAR, labeled products will now use 20% less energy while still connecting people to the internet with ease. If all small network equipment sold in the U.S. were ENERGY STAR certified, energy savings would grow to more than $590 million each year.
While one does not often think about the energy used by their cable box, modem or router. Yet these devices are always on and are a real drain on your utility bill. For more information, please check out these fact sheets. Finally and on the website: STBs
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