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What is the HP Carbon Footprint Calculator?

With the free web-based HP Carbon Footprint Calculator, it’s easy to see how you can reduce the environmental impact—and costs—of computing.

In just a few clicks, estimate how applying power-saving technologies or upgrading to more efficient features can lower your power bill, energy use and carbon footprint1. You can review a single product or compare business products side by side, helping you make choices that are good for you, your business and the planet.

How much does the HP Carbon Footprint Calculator cost?

There is no charge associated with using the HP Carbon Footprint Calculator.

I already own an HP PC, can I download the calculator?

Just visit www.hp.com/go/carbonfootprint , click on "computers & monitors" and start using the HP Carbon Footprint Calculator for computing products. From the tool you can directly estimate your savings, print the results or save them as a PDF.

Do I need to be connected to the Internet to use the Carbon Footprint Calculator?

Yes, the tool is available when connecting to HP.com which requires an active Internet connection.

How do I learn how to use the HP Carbon Footprint Calculator?

No training is required. For a quick start, take a look at the overview documents on the left navigation bar.

What does the HP Carbon Footprint Calculator do?

It makes it easy to estimate how much energy your selected PC uses, the potential cost of that consumption and the estimated carbon footprint based on your behavior.

Can I use the HP Carbon Footprint Calculator for all my new HP & Compaq Computing products?

Yes - just visit www.hp.com/go/carbonfootprint , click on the product category of your choice and start using the HP Carbon Footprint Calculator.

  • HP and Compaq Consumer Notebook, Mini, Desktop, TouchSmart
  • HP and Compaq Business Notebook, Mini, Desktop, TouchSmart, Workstation, Monitors, Thin Clients, Point of sale systems,

I would like to look for an older product, can I find it?

For HP or Compaq business PCs: you'll be able to calculate the estimated energy use, power costs and associated carbon footprint of recently introduced products and products up to 2-3 years old For HP or Compaq consumer PCs: you'll be able to calculate the estimated energy use, power costs and associated carbon footprint of recently introduced products and products up to 6 months ago

Can I use the HP Carbon Footprint Calculator for all my HP products (computers, printers, etc.)?

Just visit www.hp.com/go/carbonfootprint, click on the product category of your choice and start using the HP Carbon Footprint Calculator

What’s in it for me?

The HP Carbon Footprint calculator will help you make smarter decisions, manage costs, reduce impact, and save money.

Just follow simple steps to:

  • instantly view results for a single PC that you pick (HP or Compaq), based on data specific to your location.
  • easily explore how using different settings can affect your PC’s energy consumption and find out how HP power management tools can make it simple to reduce your PC’s energy use

What’s in it for my business?

The HP Carbon Footprint calculator will help you make smarter decisions, control costs, reduce impact, save money and reach your environmental goals.

Just follow simple steps to:

  • compare the estimated energy costs and carbon emissions for different HP and Compaq products, side-by-side, based on data specific to your location.
  • view the impact of small to large installations and different comparison time periods on the results (up to 10,000 PCs)
  • use the side-by-side product comparisons to evaluate the benefits of replacing your older PCs with newer, more energy-efficient HP technologies.
  • compare different platforms and configurations, and assess the value of optional energy-efficient components to determine the mix of performance and energy efficiency that’s right for your business

What results does the HP Carbon Footprint Calculator include?

You get instant results based on your input. The HP Carbon Footprint Calculator does the math for you. Estimated results include:

  • Kilowatt hours (kWh) used


  • CO2 emitted


  • Equivalent distance driven


  • Estimated energy cost

1 Power, cost and carbon calculations are estimates. Results will vary based on variables, which include information provided by the user, time PC is in different power states (on, standby, off), time PC is on AC, hardware configuration, variable electricity rates and utilities provider. HP advises customers to use information reported by this Carbon Footprint Calculator for reference only and to validate the impact in their environment. For more information about calculations assumptions, see www.hp.com/large/psg/toolassumptions.pdf.