Providing Energy Efficient Solutions

ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.

Lenovo offers a full complement of ENERGY STAR® qualified notebooks, desktops, workstations, monitors, and servers.  Click here for instructions on how to access ENERGY STAR information for Lenovo products.

ENERGY STAR availability within Lenovo's current offerings includes:

  • Approximately 98 percent of all notebook platforms1
  • Approximately 94 percent of all desktop platforms1
  • Approximately 78 percent of all workstation platforms1,2
  • Approximately 91 percent of all server platforms2
  • Approximately 98 percent of all monitors1,3

Additional highlights include:

  • energy For 2016 and 2017 the U.S. EPA recognized more than 20 Lenovo monitors among its ENERGY STAR Most Efficient designation. The ENERGY STAR Most Efficient mark is an extension of the ENERGY STAR® brand and is designed to recognize and advance the most efficient products among those that qualify for the ENERGY STAR. This recognition is for specific categories and awarded for a specific year. The goal of this effort is to encourage new, more energy-efficient products into the market more quickly by targeting early adopters.
  • The majority of Lenovo ThinkCentre desktops meet the latest standard of the China Energy Conservation Program (CECP) and 30% exceed this standard. All ThinkPad notebooks meet the latest standard of the CECP and almost 20% exceed this standard. All Lenovo IdeaPad and Printer products meet the latest standard of the CECP. Many Lenovo Visual products, All-in-One products, and new models of specified notebooks and desktops meet Grade 1 of the China PC Energy Labeling Standard.
  • All Lenovo Class A external power adapters meet and exceed U.S. (Dept of Energy, California Appliance Efficiency Program, etc.) and worldwide (EU ErP, Australia MEPS, etc.) energy efficiency requirements. All Lenovo external power supplies achieve Level V rating on the International Efficiency Marking Protocol for External Power Supplies. Lenovo also continues to investigate and implement design changes which improve both overall and operating efficiencies for newly released power adapters.
  • Lenovo is a leader for the electronics industry in advocating for energy efficiency in China. Lenovo heads the development of the China Energy Efficiency Standard for PCs and the China Green PC Standard, and is very active in numerous energy efficiency work-groups, associations, and initiatives, including the Visual China Energy Efficiency Standard update, the China Environmental Labeling Program, the Energy Saving Work Association of the Chinese Institute of Electronics, and the China Energy Conservation Program. Lenovo collaborates with other manufacturers and participates in a number of industry workgroups focused on existing and proposed global IT product energy efficiency policy, regulation and requirements. Current activities include ENERGY STAR, U.S. Dept of Energy policy updates regarding battery charger and external power supplies, Mexico Energy Law, Australia MEPS, China CEC and a number of other emerging protocols and regulations.

[1] Lenovo platforms include Think, Idea, and Lenovo product lines.
[2] For pre-configured systems.
[3] Note: Only one monitor of the 43 Lenovo sells is not ENERGY STAR qualified.

Power Manager

Lenovo's Power Manager enables the simple and flexible management of your notebook and desktop power settings. This innovative tool allows you to take control of your PCs power consumption which translates into annual power savings. For example, business customers deploying ThinkCentre M900 Tiny PCs can save more than $15 per year, per user, by enabling Power Manager, which translate into a smaller carbon footprint for your organization.4

Lenovo's Power Manager, used in conjunction with Lenovo ThinkCentre desktop PCs, supports the centralized management of your company's PC energy use via integration with LANDesk or Active Directory. This advanced capability addresses one of the biggest challenges of IT operation professionals regarding the management of a distributed hardware environment.

To learn more about energy innovations in Lenovo products, please see Lenovo's Energy Whitepaper.

[4] $15 is the cost saving based on using default settings of the Lenovo Energy Calculator comparing a ThinkCentre M900 Tiny with Power Usage model of Business, Power Management Enabled against a ThinkCentre M93 Small Form Factor with the usage model of Business, Power Management disabled. Results are based on a hypothetical typical customer scenario and your results will vary.

Energy Calculator

The Lenovo Energy Calculator uses energy calculations from internal Lenovo testing to determine the energy savings on Lenovo desktops, notebooks and monitors. The energy savings are based on an estimated usage model for various configurations. Costs per kilowatt-hour are based on 2015 US dollar calculations. Rates by country are based on the most recent information published by the United States, the European Union, and other countries. CO2 emission factors are from the International Energy Agency's most recent data, published in 2014. The tool allows you to select "Customize" and input your specific cost, CO2 emission factor and usage profile. The Lenovo Energy Calculator provides an estimate and should only be used as a guide. Lenovo does not guarantee the savings as your usage may vary.

Product Carbon Footprint (PCF)

To learn more about Lenovo’s PCF strategy and calculated PCF for a typical Lenovo notebook, desktop and monitor, please see the paper Lenovo’s Product Carbon Footprint Strategy or visit  Lenovo’s climate change website.

Lenovo Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) Information Sheets for some of our existing products and all new products (including notebooks, desktops, monitors, All-in-Ones and tablets) released after July 2015 are available here.

Solar Power

A solar panel power is available for Lenovo products. Please click here to be directed to the suppliers’ website for more details.