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Combination Units/Multi-Function Devices

Last Updated: 03/05/24
Combination Units/Multi-Function Devices

A Multifunction Device (MFD) is a physically integrated device or a combination of functionally integrated components that produces hard copy duplicates from graphical hard copy originals as well as performing one or both of the following core functions: printing of documents (from digital information received from direct connect computers, networked computers, file servers and fax transmissions) or faxing (send and receive). An MFD may also include scanning to computer file or any other capabilities not listed in this MOU. The device may be connected to a network, and may output black & white, gray scale, or color images.

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Life Cycle Costing (LCC) aims to quantify the financial impact of a product over its entire life cycle to assist consumers in making decisions that will save them money over the long term.

An efficient product is cost effective when the utility costs saved over the life of the product exceed the additional upfront cost (if any) of the more efficient model. Energy Star considers both upfront costs and lifetime energy cost savings when setting required efficiency levels. Federal purchasers can assume that Energy Star-qualified products are life-cycle cost effective.

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Contributes to meeting The Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels

Executive Order (EO) 14057, Catalyzing Clean Energy Industries and Jobs Through Federal Sustainabilityopens in new window, (08 DEC 2021), requires federal agencies to purchase sustainable products and services certified to the standards/ecolabels included in the Recommendations to the maximum extent practicable.

FAR clause 52.223-13opens in new window, Acquisition of EPEAT®–Registered Imaging Equipment, requires the delivery or supply of EPEAT®–registered imaging equipment.  Refer to FAR 23.705opens in new window for prescribed usage of the clause.

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