ENERGY STAR is encouraging schools to put their computer to sleep at night. ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency. So far the over 680 academic institutions, with over six million computers have signed the ENERGY STAR Low Carbon IT Power Management Pledge and the EPA estimates the savings to be over $40 million dollars per school year.
What is computer power management? Computer power management (CPM) features automatically place computers into a low-power “sleep mode” after a period of inactivity. Simply touching the mouse or keyboard “wakes” the computer in seconds. Your network administrator can activate these settings quickly and easily across your entire network.
Visit ENERGY STAR’s Low Carbon IT Power Management page today to sign up to save.