OEM's MUST WORK TOGETHER TO CREAT A "REAL" GREEN ENVIRONMENT
OEM's MUST WORK TOGETHER TO CREAT A "REAL" GREEN ENVIRONMENT
2009-09-04 at 1:54:06 pm #22493http://en.ce.cn/Insight/200909/02/t20090902_19921004.shtml
Creating a green office calls for joint efforts
OEM’s MUST WORK TOGETHER TO CREAT A “REAL” GREEN ENVIRONMENT
you changed pieces of snowwhite printing papers into copies of report,
when you received copies of facsimiles, or when you have become
accustomed to communicating with your colleagues and resolving problems
on business affairs by means of emails??modern office conditions are
turning the office to be a “big energy consumer”.
2009, European Commission (EC) agreed to cooperate with United States
Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) to develop stricter standards
on the energy consumption of computers, duplicating machines and
printers. According to EC’s estimate, new standards on the energy
consumption is expected to enable the energy consumption of European
Union (EU) to be reduced 22 billion kilowatt-hour, among which, the
computers’ consumption can be saved by around 18 billion kilowatt-hour
and such energy consumption of imaging equipments as electrograph and
printer will also be decreased by 4 billion kilowatt-hour.
China, there have been 24 percent of enterprises choosing to increase
the investment on “Green IT” for cost saving since the international
financial crisis. With the technical renovation, nurturance of
energy-saving custom and continuously boosted recycle
industrialization, the “green” is coming into more and more offices.
Realize “win-win” by technological energy saving
was really a difficult thing to communicate with those commercial
clients on managing printing before the international financial crisis,
since they had always been focusing on early purchasing cost and
one-off expense investment resulted from equipment replacing. But now,
the promotion in terms of integrated managing printing solution becomes
easier and clients are willing to listen to our schemes.” expressed by
Qian Yue, Vice President of Imaging & Printing Group, China
Hewlett-Packard Co., Ltd.
Data from environmental protection
organization showed that 44.51 percent of “office worker” hold that
“green office” will run up enterprises’ office cost. However, technical
renovation is changing such a misunderstanding and the usage of
efficient energy-saving office supplies is making various
administration departments and enterprises realize a “Win-Win” of
environmental protection and cost.
The computer on each
office desk and the server used to frame a local area network for a
unit are the “big energy consumers” in an office. Beijing Energy
Conservation & Environment Protection Center has ever conducted an
intelligent testing on the energy consumption of 54 governmental office
buildings in Beijing and the result shows that the energy consumption
of a network computer lab occupied 25 percent averagely, which occupies
most among diverse office-building energy consumption proportions.
terms of personal computers (PC), the stand-by energy consumption has
been a keystone to be broken through. Professor Mei Shaozu from
University of Science and Technology Beijing introduced that under the
provisions of EU regulations, the power waste of a commercial personal
computer to be launched after January 2010 will not exceed 1W in the
mode of stand-by; and up to now, China has developed related product
certification standards on stand-by energy consumption saving for such
11 products as computer, display and projector, and the market is
tending to the products with lower stand-by energy consumption rapidly.
As for the server, the inosculation of the blade server, a high-powered
hardware product, with virtual technology is recognized as a favorable
measure by the industry; the virtualization enables the hardware
utilization ratio to have a 5 to 20-fold increase and is able to cut
down the number of energy-consuming servers in organizations.
duplicating machine and facsimile equipment are big resource consumers
in an office. The Start-up speed is an important factor to the energy
consumption, which is particularly important for those small and
medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with less batch print volume and
frequent single page print. The rapid start-up technology has basically
been adopted by various famous printer manufactures and become the
“standard configuration” of the mainstream of current printers.
Additionally, “Automatic Duplex Printing” is an updated technology in
saving papers and those printers added such a module can achieve duplex
printing for a file automatically.
Make laws to drive recycle and reutilization
by Gong Binliang, Secretary General of Professional Consumable
Committee, China Computer Industry Association (CCIA), in the countries
of Europe and America, a green environment-friendship printing tidal
wave has been surged early, and the term of utilizing and protecting
recycled consumables was compiled in law. In 1994, American
Environmental Protection Law stipulated that federal institutions must
use recycled ink cartridges. From 1993 to 1999, approximately 243
million toner cartridges were discarded annually in Europe and such an
enormous pollution source urged the European Union to make a formal law
on declining the distribution and usage of one-off consumables.
However, in China, the market share of recycled consumables is only 15
percent now and the implementation of Circular Economy Promotion Law is
expected to change such a complexion.
consumables plays an active role in energy conservation, consumption
environment purification and castoff pollution reduction. Data showed
that it costs 2.85L petroleum to produce a new toner cartridge and
0.57L petroleum to produce a new ink cartridge; however, the energy
consumption in manufacturing recycled toner cartridges or ink
cartridges only accounts for 5 percent of those in manufacturing new
products. In 2008, the market scale of consumables of laser printers
and duplicating machines in China is RMB10.378 billion yuan with the
growth rate of over 15 percent. Calculating on this basis, about 1
million tons of solid castoffs will generate annually, which can fill
up 3,000 train compartments.
In the computer reclaiming
field, all manufacturers are also making efforts. Since 2006, Dell has
reclaimed 95,000 Kg used computer products in China; and Lenovo
promised to provide its consumers with reclaim services of wasted and
used products in all of its business areas and announced that it has
used 1,000 tons of recoverable plastics to manufacture PCs in the last
whole year. Professor Mei Shaozu expressed that the gap between
reclaiming volume and producing volume of computer enterprises is still
considerable, such measures as “Replacing Olds with News” or “Replacing
Recycle with Service” will helpful to the further development of
recycle and utilization.