Asus announced that its motherboards meet the Energy Star 5.0 requirements allowing system builders to make more enviromental-friendly PCs.
Initiated in 1992 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Star labeling identifies energy-efficient products and promotes the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Energy Star 5.0 takes effect on July 1, 2009.
Asus motherboard designs are a result of the company?s active support of green technology and its belief in maintaining an eco-friendly environment for future generations. The company's motherboards exceed Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) standards for the reduction of harmful materials in its products and in the environment. Additionally, Asus motherboards? technologies such as its Energy Processing Unit (EPU), simultaneously control power profiles to motherboard components for minimized power consumption.