Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency

The impacts of Global climate change on environment and on economies become the most concerned issue in recent years. To face the risks and challenges brought by global warming, ASUSTeK supports the mitigation of climate change strategy and embraces the "no-regret policy" to implement its GHG Reduction Plan and reduce carbon footprint of the product through innovations.

ASUSTeK performs Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) Analysis to calculate the energy consumption in raw material extraction, assembly, distribution, use and disposal stage of a product. The analysis shows that products consume the largest energy during the use stage and thus this stage has the greatest impact to the environment. The study shows that in order to achieve GHG reduction goal, improving energy efficiency is the most cost-effective way with the lowest environmental impact. To reach this goal, ASUS spares no effort to not only provide high-efficiency power supply for the product but also work hard on the product design. We have shown our efforts through both hardware and software innovations.

In the circular economy model, the efficiency of energy and resources should be optimized. Without affecting the performance of products and services, enhancing the energy efficiency is an optimization program.
For many years, energy saving has been an essential characteristic of ASUS products. Since 2011, ASUS has required all of its notebooks to comply with the strictest international energy efficiency standard: the Energy Star Program. Energy Star has been updated over the years with increasing demand for better energy efficiency, and ASUS is committed to ensuring that our notebooks continue to comply with Energy Star.

The energy efficiency of ASUS products has its origin in the research and development of energy efficient software and hardware. For hardware, ASUS has a Research and Development (R&D) center for power supply, that is charged with continuing to innovate new ways to increase reduce energy loss between components. For software, ASUS has developed different modes of applications in line with user behavior to respond to performance and to make adjustments so that power supply can be effectively allocated and power loss reduced. The overall result is the improvement of energy efficiency, which ultimately reduces the carbon footprint of related ASUS products.

Product energy efficient: in 2013, Implementing Ecodesign Design requirements for computers and computer servers went effective. It was introduced in 2 phases, and ASUS had been committed to meet requirements in Phase 2 in advance by setting those requirements as our product efficiency standards, demanding the energy efficiency of all notebook computers should perform better than the requirements.

By 2016, through the energy saving designs in hardware and software, the energy efficiency of the notebook computers was 45.7% better than the standards. We will continue to move toward the 50% goal.