Ricoh Receives EPA Energy Star Award for ‘Excellence in Energy Efficiency’
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named Ricoh Americas a 2014 Energy Star Award winner for Excellence in Energy Efficient Product Design for its outstanding contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by designing energy-efficient products and educating consumers about energy efficiency. Ricoh’s accomplishments will be recognized in Washington, D.C. on April 29th.
The EPA bestows 2014 Awards for Excellence in Energy Star Promotion to a variety of organizations in recognition of their contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through superior energy efficiency. Award winners are selected from the 16,000 organizations that participate in the Energy Star program. The Energy Star program was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency.
Through 2013, with help from the Energy Star program, American families and businesses have saved $297 billion on utility bills and prevented more than 2.1 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
Ricoh Americas, an Energy Star partner for nearly 20 years, is being honored for its leadership in designing products that earn the Energy Star designation, the U.S. government-backed symbol of energy efficiency.
Ricoh’s design philosophy is to provide energy-efficient imaging equipment without compromising business productivity. Ricoh says many of its devices deliver superior energy performance by using unique technologies and features such as Quick Start-Up (QSU), energy-efficient toner, and low sleep-mode electricity consumption.
Ricoh played an active role in the ENERGY STAR Version 2.0 specification development process which resulted in publishing Recovery Time from various energy-saving modes, allowing the consumer to select a device with minimum recovery time to enhance productivity while achieving energy savings.
As part of Ricoh’s ongoing commitment to fight climate change, Ricoh has developed the Green Mode Activated program, an awareness campaign to minimize the environmental impact with the smart use of the features of the device.