I am learning to shut down my computer if I leave it for more than 30 minutes. Sometimes you just get distracted like yesterday, where I completely forgot to turn off my computer. One day for one person is not significant, but what about the 1,000’s of people who never shut down their computer and the offices that never do as well. That’s alot of wasted energy and CO2! Billions of dollars are spent each year simply by not turning off your computer. Personally speaking, I could use some of those billions in my pocketbook!
I Just Gotta Tell Ya:
- 50% of Americans leave their computer on when they leave for the nite.
- If 10 employees activted a power management program a company would save $500 in energy costs per year.
- It is estimated that companies waste $3 Billion/ year powering 100 Million unused computers.
There are economical solutions to employee forgetfullness. One company Enviprot, (ipowersaving.com,)offers a Auto Shutdown Manager for any type of computers. UC Berkeley just chose their Auto Shutdown Manager as a solution to their employee PC issues. Read about it and the results at: http://greensoda.cs.berkeley.edu/wiki/index.php/Desktop.
Is it worth it? Try plugging in your usage on their ROI Calculator and check out the results. It could be well worth the investment!