ENERGY STAR in the Office

If you're interested in improving the efficiency of your office, check out the ENERGY STAR Low Carbon IT Campaign, a nationwide effort to assist and recognize organizations for reducing the energy consumed by their computers and monitors. According to the EPA, over 11 billion kWh –equivalent to $935– million would be saved if the 55 million office computers in the U.S. used ENERGY STAR power management controls. That’s comparable to taking 1.5 million cars off the road or planting 2.5 million acres of trees! An ENERGY STAR computer uses 70% less electricity than computers without this designation.  Also, ENERGY STAR computers enter a low-power mode when not in use, and consume 15 watts or less.  Spending a large portion of time in low-power mode not only saves energy, but helps the equipment to run cooler and last longer.

Learn more at the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) and ENERGY STAR