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The amount of energy used during the active mode of desktop and notebook computers is an important consideration in overall computer energy efficiency. Despite this, active mode energy efficiency is not addressed by any major energy efficiency initiative. It is shown that some computer performance benchmark applications on the market may hold promise to support the inclusion of active mode energy efficiency specifications within energy efficiency initiatives, but that further work is required in the area.
The levels of energy efficiency found amongst computers offering the same levels of functionality can be highly divergent. With this factor in mind computers have been addressed by many environmental initiatives around the world ranging from voluntary eco-labels to mandatory regulations.
This report attempts to shed light on the global landscape and enable meaningful comparisons at a macro-level which are helpful and necessary to policymakers in the development of sound and optimized energy efficiency policies.
The SEAD Standards & Labelling Computers Collaboration has investigated the potential for, benefits of, and barriers to harmonisation of computer test methodologies, product definitions, and performance specifications. This report is the first in a series of guidance documents and tools that SEAD is developing to facilitate harmonisation of energy efficiency policies for computers.
This report presents the results of an analysis, commissioned by the U.S. Department of Energy, of personal computer (PC) monitors efficiency in support of the Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) initiative.