Our Information Management Office requires us to leave our computers on when not in use regardless of the amount of time the computer is left idle. I suggest ALL unused equipment be shut down unless absolutely necessary for program updates. At the very least the monitors could be turned off. This would save energy, extend the life of the equipment and reduce the amount of air conditioning.
It seems that a lot of computer monitors are left on at night. I think a lot of money could be saved if we turned them off when we leave instead of letting the screen saver run all night.
Shut down computer monitors during off hours. The average monitor uses 55 watts per hour. If the average off time was ten hours then: That would be 550 watts a day, 17050 watts a month, 200,750 watts a year that is wasted. If you time that by $.13 per Kwh, that is $26.10 per monitor a year. That is a lot of money throughout the US. Just on my base alone we can save $17829.82 a year.
Too many lights, fans & monitors remain on after hours. The savings will be tens of millions of dollars (or more). This will also create added synergy in regard... more »