ENERGY STAR features — standard in Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, and XP* and MacIntosh operating systems — place inactive computers (CPU, hard drive, etc.) and monitors into a low-power sleep mode. IT administrators can activate these features via a number of methods and tools. Contact EPA for help in selecting the power management solution that works best for your organization.
If you replicate workstation hard drives from a template image during your transition to Windows 2000 or XP, enabling sleep settings in the template machine will assure that all new Windows 2000 or XP machines are enabled as well. Pitney Bowes successfully activated monitor power management (MPM) on 10,500 computers during a Windows upgrade. Please see the Network Administrator's Guide for detailed instructions.
The Windows NT 4.0 Workstation operating system does not support power management. For possible solutions, see Windows NT Options.
**This information does not in any way represent EPA endorsement of these desktop management systems.
Step 1: Estimate your savings and view case studies.
Step 2: Decide which is right for you: monitor only or both monitor and computer.
Step 3: Evaluate software options and choose a power management method.
Step 4: Inform employees with free educational materials.
Step 5: Activate power management. EPA provides free technical support.
Step 6: Earn public recognition through the Million Monitor Drive campaign.