dept-of-energy

PC Power Management: Just Do It

Posted in computer-equipment, dept-of-energy, energy-audit, monitoring, pc, power-management, reduce-power-consumption on October 19th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

When it comes to efficient and sustainable information technology, the Department of Energy must eat its own dog food and commit to action. An audit of its facilities shows that it is not in compliance with its own guidance. …

… “The Department had not fully reduced energy consumed by its desktop and laptop computers through implementation of power management settings such as shutting down monitors, enabling computer standby, and placing a computer into hibernation when not in use. Although the Code of Federal Regulations and Executive Order 13423 – Strengthening Federal Environment, Energy, and Transportation Management – require Federal agencies to enable power management features on computers and monitors, we found that none of the seven sites reviewed had ensured that these settings were in place. ” …

Via Department of Energy: Department of Energy Efforts to Manage Information Technology Resources in an Energy-Efficient and Environmentally Responsible Manner (PDF)

Data Center Energy Call to Action

Posted in dept-of-energy, energy-efficiency, energy-savings, green-grid, green-it-strategy, identify, opportunity, techniques, tool on October 2nd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

EPA, DOE, and the Green Grid share their perspectives and collaborative efforts on identifying energy efficiency opportunities in data centers and align their efforts to produce tools that can be broadly leveraged. …

… “Collaboration with The U.S. Department of Energy: The Green Grid continues to assist the Department of Energy in testing and validating the DC Pro tool, an online software tool provided by the U.S. Department of Energy to help industries worldwide identify how energy is being consumed by their data center(s) and identify the best opportunities for savings. ” …

Via The Green Grid: Energy Efficiency Techniques (PDF)