The demand for products that consume less energy, and ultimately result in lower
emissions, is ever increasing. Our customers wish to lower their impact on the environment
while also reducing operating energy costs. Lexmark invests in developing energy efficient
products to not only fulfill our customer’s expectations, but also extend the impact of our
environmental efforts far beyond what we can do within our walls.
Product LCAs confirm that improvements in energy efficiency can have a considerable
effect on the use phase. For example, the Lexmark CS820 Series and CX820, CX825 and
CX860 Series MFPs announced in 2016 demonstrate significant improvements in energy
consumption as demonstrated by their LCAs—showing a 30-50 percent reduction in their Typical
Electricity Consumption (TEC) Values when compared to the previous generation of
With Lexmark Managed Print Services usage analytics and our Life Cycle Assessment
tool data, we are able to more accurately estimate the actual energy used during the
customer use phase for Lexmark products. This custom estimate is substantially lower
than the standard claim using the ENERGY STAR TEC calculations, which tend to
overestimate actual usage.
External standards and specifications also help Lexmark drive efficient designs. All
product families announced 2012 or later meet the energy requirements of ENERGY
STAR V2.0 and have a power consumption of 4 watts or less in sleep mode as required
by the Blue Angel Eco Label. For more information on Product Certifications, click here. Moving forward, Lexmark will continue to reduce sleep mode power for our future
products, targeting 2 watts or less in anticipation of 2019 EU requirements (European
Union EC 801/2013) as well as expected revisions to Blue Angel and Energy Star.
Lexmark products also enable the Hibernate mode to automatically engage when the
products are not in use and not connected to a network.