ENERGY STAR has launched a national campaign to encourage businesses, schools, and governments to enable the power management features on their computer monitors to save money and energy, and help the environment. For every 1,000 enabled computer monitors, organizations can save about $20,000 and enough electricity to power 230 U.S. homes for one month
ENERGY STAR recognized the California Bay Area for being early adopters of ENERGY STAR’s free EZ Save software. The software enables organizations to simultaneously activate the power management features of thousands of computer monitors from a central location.
“Every watt counts,” said Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown. “The simple act of powering down your computer screen will conserve energy in the long run.” The City of Gilroy, Mills College, Goodwill Industries, The Trust for Public Land, Easy Bay Municipal Utility District and Alameda County were recognized during the event.
For more information about the power management campaign and a list of partners who have enabled their computers for power management, visit www.energystar.gov/powermanagement.
Restaurants, universities and businesses can now find the ENERGY STAR label on commercial solid door refrigerators and freezers. Freezer users can expect energy savings of as much as 46 percent with annual savings of as much as $140 per refrigerator and $100 per freezer, and the added investment for ENERGY STAR quality pays for itself in energy savings in as little as 1.3 years.
Replacing all existing commercial solid door refrigerators and freezers in the United States with ENERGY STAR labeled models would result in savings of almost $250 million per year, or roughly 25 percent of the energy consumed by models currently on the market — the equivalent of eliminating the emissions from 475,000 cars.