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HP to Reduce Energy Use

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- HP (NYSE:HPQ) today announced it has set a goal to reduce its global energy use by 20 percent by 2010.

To accomplish this reduction below 2005 levels, HP will deliver energy-efficient products and services to customers and institute energy-efficient operating practices in its facilities worldwide.

The new goal is part of the companys global environmental strategy that addresses three levels of the business: products, internal operations and supply chain management. Recent innovations that will help HP meet the goal include:

  • The introduction of select HP desktop business PCs that offer 80 percent efficient power supplies and were the first to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new EnergyStar® 4.0 requirements. The new power supplies are 33 percent more efficient than their predecessors;
  • Dynamic Smart Cooling, HP’s energy management system for data centers, which is designed to deliver 20 to 45 percent savings in cooling energy costs;
  • Redesigned print cartridge packaging for North America that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 37 million pounds in 2007.

“Energy efficiency is an integral part of the environmental program HP has had in place for decades and is a key component in making HP a leader in sustainability,” said Pat Tiernan, vice president, Corporate, Social and Environmental Responsibility, HP. “Sustainability should span the entire business, from product reuse and recycling, a socially and environmentally responsible supply chain, to energy efficiency in products and internal operations – it’s the whole package.”

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