Lenovo

Lenovo: doing the hard work for you

The smart device you are reading this article on consumes energy and therefore creates greenhouse gas emissions as you use it. It also took energy to make it and get it to you. Luckily for you, Chinese IT firm Lenovo takes these emissions into account in its product design, meaning you have less to worry about. 

This is important because it’s not just you creating emissions this way, it’s nearly 3 billion others all over the world as well [1]. Digital technology now contributes to 2% of CO2 emissions [2], and that’s growing as digital immigrants grow older and digital natives grow up and acquire increased spending power.

98% of all notebooks, 71% of desktops, 92% of workstations, 50% of server platforms and 96% of monitors made by Lenovo meet ENERGY STAR® requirements.

A tablet now is more powerful than a 1975 supercomputer - the rate of development in the IT sector has been phenomenal. And you can see that innovation in Lenovo’s product line in terms of energy efficiency. Currently, 98% of all notebooks, 71% of desktops, 92% of workstations, 50% of server platforms and 96% of monitors meet ENERGY STAR® requirements.

New intelligent technology installed in the company’s machines helps save energy without you even needing to think about it. The Lenovo EasyResume is an example of this: it gives you quick recovery from the moment you open your PC lid, and it suppresses usage of the central processor the minute you close it. Similarly, the Adaptive Thermal Management feature smartly adjusts system power and fan speeds based on ambient level.

Adaptive Thermal Management smartly adjusts system power and fan speeds based on ambient level to save energy

Lenovo has also been working with MIT to construct a tool that simplifies the measurement of a smart device’s Carbon Footprint when it’s in use. They hope this will become an industry standard, so that consumers can be better informed about the environmental impact of the laptop they are buying. [3]

Forbes has identified innovation as one of the key elements behind Lenovo’s rise to being the world’s largest PC maker in today’s  market.

It’s this spirit of innovation that is inspiring the kind of smart popular devices that are helping you save energy, right now, without even trying. [4]

RESOURCES
[1] http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Statistics/Pages/stat/default.aspx
[2] http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/Global/usa/planet3/PDFs/clickingclean.pdf
[3] http://www.wemeanbusinesscoalition.org/stories/lenovo
[4] http://www.forbes.com/sites/panosmourdoukoutas/2015/03/11/the-global-rise-of-lenovo/

Headquarters 
China and USA
Revenue 
US$38.7B
Employees 
54,000
Industry 
Computer Hardware