Showing 3 ideas for tag "vampire energy"

Executive Office of the President

Smart Information Technology Unit (SITU)

This saves $201Mill/yr. I propose a "Smart Upgrade Program" that shuts down computers completely when not in use. The automated shut-down would happen 6 days/wk (to allow one night/wk for system upgrades/updates/scans), and only if no users are logged into the computer (i.e. not actively in use). A macro or systems software could be developed (maybe even for free by Computer Science majors at one of the service academies),... more »

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Executive Office of the President

Smart Monitors in Fed Gov

This idea applies to baseline energy spending (facilities) for all federal agencies and activities. The potential is there to save $46 Million per year, for a very simple change with minimal impact. I propose a "Smart Monitor Program" that shuts down computer monitors completely when they are not in use. If there is a macro or systems software that could be developed (maybe even for free by some Computer Science majors... more »

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Environmental Protection Agency

FLIP THAT SWITCH ON YOUR POWER STRIP Campaign

Every workday morning when I come into my office, I've got my routine down. I lay down my bag, have a seat on my chair, then I FLIP THAT SWITCH ON MY POWER STRIP! When I leave in the evening, the routine is quite similar. I power off my computer, pick up my bag, then I FLIP THAT SWITCH ON MY POWER STRIP! In order to facilitate my flipping of the switch, I have even arranged so that my power strip is more easilly accesible... more »

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