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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)

Intelligent PC Power Management

Posted in applications, conservation, energy-consumption, pc, personal-computers, power-conservation, power-down, power-management, software on October 16th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Smart power management for personal computers identifies opportunities for power conservation and takes action without negative impacts on systems. …

… “For example, they can locate systems with hibernation disabled and re-enable it. They can shut down applications and save files before powering down the system. ” …

Via InfoWorld: Centralized PC power managers

Simple Green Initiatives Drive UK Efficiency Benefits

Posted in city-london, country-uk, green-it-initiatives, green-it-strategy, greening, initiatives, pc, policy, printer, printing, savings on September 17th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Don’t miss out on simple, yet effective, ways to green your IT strategy. The UK initiative is realizing benefits from their techniques, such as turn-off and printing policies. The next set of initiatives will require additional mindset changes and technology shifts. …

… “Cabinet Office minister Angela Smith told the Greening Government ICT conference in London today that simple initiatives such as extending the lifecycle of PCs, making double-sided printing the default option, and turning computers off at night have contributed to the savings. ” …

Via Business Green: Green IT strategy

Angela Smith, UK Cabinet Office speaks about benefits from green IT initiatives ...

Direct Equipment Cooling Control Loop

Posted in cooling-system, data-center, efficiency, green-it-strategy, pc, research, research-development on September 14th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Research shows promising results where direct control loops bring cooling closer to the heat source. …

… “Linking the IT equipment directly to the cooling systems represents the most fruitful area in improving data center efficiency over the next several years … ” …

Via PC World: Novel Data Center Cooling Strategy

PC Power Management

Posted in forrester-research, pc, power-management, webinar on September 3rd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

September 22 webinar will discuss PC power management techniques. …

… “guest speaker Forrester Research, Inc. Analyst and industry expert, Doug Washburn, as he describes the potential impact of PC power management on your company’s bottom line … ” …

Via New Star Energy Services: IT Power Management

The Virtual Private Cloud via Amazon Web Services

Posted in amazon, cloud-computing, infrastructure, pc, virtual-data-center, virtual-private-cloud on August 27th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Extend your infrastructure using Amazon’s cloud to host specific services for your enterprise. …

… “Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) is a secure and seamless bridge between a company’s existing IT infrastructure and the AWS cloud. Amazon VPC enables enterprises to connect their existing infrastructure to a set of isolated AWS compute resources via a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection, and to extend their existing management capabilities such as security services, firewalls, and intrusion detection systems to include their AWS resources. ” …

Via Amazon: Virtual Private Cloud

High Efficiency Systems Commitment

Posted in climate-change, computer-equipment, computing-ecosystem, education, high-efficiency, pc, ratings, servers on August 5th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Members in the Climate Savers Initiative must commit to procurement of high-efficiency computers and servers over the next years. …

… “We expect that the price premium for meeting the high-efficiency target ratings in any year will be less than $20 per PC and less than $30 per server and will decline toward zero over time. ” …

Via Climate Savers Computing Initiative: Purchasing Computers and Servers

PalmPre CPU Energy Efficiency

Posted in battery, cpu, energy-efficiency, netbook, palm-pre, pc, phone-cpu on July 28th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Netbook uses same CPU as the Palm Pre phone to achieve strong energy efficiency performance. …

… “Energy efficiency is one of the benefits of the system, as the two-cell battery is apparently good for up to 8 hours, with a minimum of 4.5 hours. ” …

Via Electronista: Pegatron netbook

Sustainability Dashboard Targets Enterprise PCs

Posted in controls, dashboard, enterprise, improvement, monitoring, pc, power-savings, reduce-power-consumption, report, sustainability, sustainability-dashboard, systems-software, verdiem on June 16th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Verdiem focuses its new release of the Sustainability Dashboard on PC Power Management. The City of Chicago has piloted the software to reduce PC energy usage by over thirty percent. The system supports improved policies, that turn off monitors after a period of inactivity and suspends PCs after a specified time period. …

Sustainability Dashboard Controls

… “Verdiem’s SURVEYOR enables customers to centrally control and reduce the energy used by PCs on their network by up to 60 percent without impacting end users or IT. The new SURVEYOR Sustainability Dashboard provides a flexible and easy-to-use reporting system that monitors and graphically reports how SURVEYOR is driving bottom line improvements and positively contributes to the environment. ” …

Via Verdiem: Real Energy Cost Savings

MSI Wind Energy Efficiency

Posted in energy-efficiency, laptop, msi-wind, netbook, pc on May 21st, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

See Where e-Waste Goes

Posted in country-china, e-waste, laptop, pc, recycle, video on November 10th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

PC Energy Monitoring

Posted in automation, carbon-dioxide-emissions, climate-change, co2-emissions, controls, eco-friendly, edison, emissions, energy-consumption, energy-monitoring, initiatives, management, microsoft, operations, pc, personal-computers, power-consumption, power-efficiency, power-management, savings, software, ups, verdiem on August 22nd, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Verdiem releases Edison software application that provides power management features, such as scheduling, power setting automation, and power savings reports. …

PC Power Management

… “Edison software product, a free energy monitoring application that allows eco-conscious consumers to actively control their PC’s energy consumption – and their household’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Made for the Windows operating system, Edison enhances existing PC power settings and provides a consumer-friendly interface that is easy to set up and manage. The Edison application is supported by Microsoft as an easy way for consumers to become active in supporting the Climate Savers Computing Initiative goal of reducing global CO2 emissions from the operation of computers by 54 million tons by 2010. Verdiem is challenging PC users to do their part and download 10 million copies of Edison (approximately 1 percent of the global PC population) in the next year. ” …

Via Verdiem: Power Management for PC Networks