Friday, July 6, 2007

Computers left on at night Cost U.S. Businesses $1.7 Billion

We all know that leavings PCs, lights and other electrical appliances on when not in use is a huge drain on energy. It's about time corporations took notice; if not for “saving energy” then at least to save money. Either way it's a good thing for the environment.
Nearly half of all corporate PCs in the US are not regularly switched off at night, costing US businesses $1.72 billion in energy and causing emissions of 14.4 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, according to recently released PC Energy Awareness report...

The data show that American businesses are wasting energy while we sleep. A mid-sized company, which includes about 10,000 PCs, wastes more than $165,000 a year in electricity costs for computers left on overnight. In addition, by turning these computers off, an employer can keep more than 1,381 tons of CO2 out of the atmosphere.

Computers Left on at Night Cost U.S. Businesses $1.7 Billion [via TreeHugger]

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