7.8002.1 Entertainment and Computer Systems and Components Replacement

Topic: 
Plug Load
Subtopic: 
Electronics
Desired Outcome: 
Energy used for electronic entertainment and computer use reduced while effective performance is maintained
TitleSpecification(s)Objective(s)
7.8002.1a
Selection

Category of equipment selected will meet occupant preferences and have the lowest available energy use [e.g., plasma vs. light-emitting diode ( LED LED Light-emitting diode )]

Equipment will have a minimum energy efficiency level of ENERGY STARĀ®

Equipment will be selected that does not have to be left on during non- use periods for updates (e.g., gaming systems, set-top boxes)

Standby losses for system will be one watt or less

Reduce energy use

Ensure occupant satisfaction with appliance

7.8002.1b
Installation

Equipment will be installed in accordance with manufacturer specifications (e.g., air circulation) and meet all applicable codes

Any penetrations to the exterior of the home created by the installation of the equipment will be sealed

All energy saving features will be enabled unless specifically directed otherwise by the occupant

A readily accessible means of disconnection (e.g., power strip, timer) will be provided for equipment that must be disconnected from the power source to avoid standby losses and whose performance will not be damaged by being disconnected

All equipment controls will be demonstrated to the occupant

Specific information about the proper maintenance of the equipment will be provided to the occupant

Warranty information, operation manuals, and installer contact information will be provided to the occupant

Reduce energy use

Ensure equipment is available for use when needed

Ensure equipment is convenient to turn off when not in use

Educate occupant on how to operate and maintain equipment

7.8002.1c
Decommissioning

Equipment will be recycled or disposed of using Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, www.epa.gov ) Responsible Recycling (R2) initiative principles

Prevent reuse of inefficient equipment and components

Reduce waste

Properly dispose of hazardous materials

TitleSpecification(s)Objective(s)
7.8002.1a
Selection

Category of equipment selected will meet occupant preferences and have the lowest available energy use [e.g., plasma vs. light-emitting diode ( LED LED Light-emitting diode )]

Equipment will have a minimum energy efficiency level of ENERGY STAR

Equipment will be selected that does not have to be left on during non-use periods for updates (e.g., gaming systems, set-top boxes)

Standby losses for system will be one watt or less

Reduce energy use

Ensure occupant satisfaction with appliance

7.8002.1b
Installation

Equipment will be installed in accordance with manufacturer specifications (e.g., air circulation) and meet all applicable codes

Any penetrations to the exterior of the home created by the installation of the equipment will be sealed

All energy saving features will be enabled unless specifically directed otherwise by the occupant

A readily accessible means of disconnection (e.g., power strip, timer) will be provided for equipment that must be disconnected from the power source to avoid standby losses and whose performance will not be damaged by being disconnected

All equipment controls will be demonstrated to the occupant

Specific information about the proper maintenance of the equipment will be provided to the occupant

Warranty information, operation manuals, and installer contact information will be provided to the occupant

Reduce energy use

Ensure equipment is available for use when needed

Ensure equipment is convenient to turn off when not in use

Educate occupant on how to operate and maintain equipment

7.8002.1c
Decommissioning

Equipment will be recycled or disposed of using Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, www.epa.gov ) Responsible Recycling (R2) initiative principles

Prevent reuse of inefficient equipment and components

Reduce waste

Properly dispose of hazardous materials