Step 1: Estimate Your Potential Energy Savings and the Environmental Benefits
You can save $25 to $75 per desktop PC annually by activating power management features. Estimating your organization’s savings potential is quick and easy with our on-line savings calculator . The calculator includes a “basic” mode, where you simply enter the number of computers and your electricity rate, and an “advanced” mode, where you can adjust the following additional factors:
- The night-time shut-off rate
- The energy used by your computers and monitors
The calculator then determines:
- Energy savings
- Monetary savings
- Carbon dioxide emissions prevented
- Carbon dioxide equivalents, such as acres of trees planted and cars taken off the road
Review Case Studies
Organizations like yours have activated power management features to save energy, money, and prevent pollution. Here are just a few of their stories.
Organizations Activating Monitor Power Management (MPM)
- View the business case study that General Electric (137KB) energy managers presented to upper management
- Read how VP Buildings (75KB), a designer of prefab metal buildings, used EZ GPO, one of EPA’s free software tools, to activate MPM.
- Cisco Systems saved $1 million per year using a third-party tool.
- Pitney Bowes saved $160,000 per year during a Windows upgrade.
- State energy offices (131KB) and various universities used EPA’s free EZ Save tool to save money and energy.
Organizations Activating Power Management on the Monitor and Computer (CPU, Hard Drive, etc.)
- General Electric (155KB) activated CPM and MPM on 75,000 computers to save $2.5 million annually.
- Yale University (141KB) saved over $40 per PC by shutting down their PCs at night. waking them up at night and updating them.
- University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (128KB) used the EZ GPO tool and technical assistance from EPA to activate system standby and continue to update at night in their computer lab to save $9,000 annually.
- North Thurston Public Schools (138KB) used the free EZ GPO tool to activate monitor and computer power management to save $45,000 annually.
- Spring Branch Independent School District activated Windows sleep settings on 7,000 computers and monitors, and is now saving $230,000 annually.
- BEMIS (119KB) used Desktop Standard’s Policy Maker 2.0 to activate power management features on their computers to save $30/seat across 5,000 seats.
- BC Hydro (135KB) activated CPM and MPM at the Abbotsford School District using Verdiem’s EZ Surveyor tool.