Set Your Student Up for Success with These 4 Energy-Efficient Electronics

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It’s hard to believe that it’s already back-to-school time! And you know what that means – it’s time to shop for school supplies!

Besides old-school (and energy-efficient) standbys like pencils, paper and pens, your student will probably be needing electronics.

While energy efficiency may not be top of mind when shopping for supplies, PSO has found four ENERGY STAR®-certified products that make the grade!

Wherever your student is in school, see how you can save energy and set them up for success!


When we say “tablet,” we don’t mean the spiral-bound, paper kind. School isn’t the same as it was when we were kids, as electronic tablets are now super common — and super helpful — for studying, taking notes, or researching. Whether it’s for browsing the internet or streaming videos (educational, of course), get your student an energy-efficient ENERGY STAR®-certified model. When it comes to simple tasks, such as browsing the webt or streaming conent, tablets use significanlly less energy than other devices.


Computers are a must for students these days. We strongly recommend going with a laptop, which can use up to 80% less energy than a desktop! Save even more with an ENERGY STAR-certified model, which uses up to 40% less than conventional models!


Does your student insist on having a desktop with a monitor the size of a small car? Hey, kids will be kids. Don’t worry, just because the monitor is as advanced as a space station doesn’t mean it has to use as much energy as one. Go with an ENERGY STAR-certified monitor, which uses 7% less energy than standard models.

TVs and A/V

We get it, your college-bound student may need electronics for something other than school work (we were college students once too). So if your student wants to turn their dorm room into a screening room, Energy Star makes TVs in multiple sizes that save up to 25% more than conventional models. What’s a big TV without a state-of-the-art sound system, right? Good thing Energy Star also makes A/V equipment that uses up to 70% less energy than standard units.

Whether your student is starting elementary school, or heading off to college, make back-to-school a blast (and a breeze) with these four energy-efficient electronics!