STB Energy Conservation Agreement Saves Over $2 Billion

A new report by D+R International has revealed that the Voluntary Agreement launched in 2013 to reduce the energy consumption of set-top boxes has reduced CO2 emissions by 11.8 million metric tons, and saved $2.1 billion.

The report states that the reduction is the equivalent of removing 2.5 million cars from our roads for a year. In addition to the environmental benefits, consumers apparently saved around $941 million on energy bills in 2016 alone.

According to the figures, over 98% of all set-top boxes on the market now meet Energy Star efficiency standards.

The increase in energy conservation is further attributed to automatic power-down features now present in most STB’s, and the rise of cloud DVR functions eliminating the need for power-hungry hard drives.