ENERGY STAR certified products

IBM has a long history with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ENERGY STAR® program. ENERGY STAR is a voluntary program which sets energy efficiency and labeling requirements for different product types to identify and promote energy-efficient products.

One of IBM's product energy efficiency goals is to certify at least two-thirds of eligible new server products and at least one storage product in each of three categories to the U.S. EPA's ENERGY STAR program criteria.

As of May 2019, IBM had three Power Systems servers and eight storage products certified to the ENERGY STAR requirements. The Power Systems servers meet the EPA's requirements for power-supply efficiency, idle power limits or power management capability, and Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) Server Efficiency Rating Tool (SERT) metric data reporting. The storage products meet requirements for power-supply efficiency and reporting of the Storage Networking Industry Association Emerald Power Efficiency Measurement Specification results.

All ENERGY STAR certified IBM FlashSystem® storage products and certified IBM server products also have 80 PLUS Platinum certified power supplies.

For a list of IBM's ENERGY STAR certified servers and storage products, please visit:

For information on how to access the temperature and power use data on IBM's POWER8® processor-based servers, please visit:

For more information on IBM and product energy efficiency, visit our Product energy efficiency webpage.


Regulatory Development Activities

IBM actively assists in the development of external product energy efficiency standards. In 1992, IBM became a charter member of the EPA's ENERGY STAR computer program and helped to develop the first ENERGY STAR criteria for personal computers. Since then, we have continued to support the ENERGY STAR program and other regulatory programs to assist in the development of new criteria for certifying server and storage products.

IBM engineers are working with industry peers and technical associations to support the development of harmonized worldwide energy efficiency standards for server and storage products. We are:


Past Achievements

IBM became a charter member of the EPA's ENERGY STAR Computer Program in 1992 and helped the EPA define criteria for computers and monitors.

In March 2001, IBM became the first company to win an ENERGY STAR Excellence in Corporate Commitment Award recognizing IBM's overall commitment and contributions to energy conservation and efficiency across the company's operations and in the design of its products. IBM also received the ENERGY STAR Computer Partner of the Year award in the Office Equipment category for two consecutive years, 1998 and 1999, for leadership in developing environmentally responsible computer products.