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By randerson7 ·
We are a school district in an energy saving mode. What is the best practice for a school to adopt to conserve power on hardware. We have instituted a practice of going to "standby" mode after one half hour to conserve. We are leary of machines being left on for days, etc. What is the cost savings? I am aware of an executable to provide shutdown to be pushed across the network at a specified time. Is this doable and will documents be saved, etc. Any history or ideas out there?

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by jpierce In reply to Power Saving techniques

You may have already seen this, but here is a link with some good info: http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=power_mgt.pr_power_management

I work with many public resource computers, I found that if I have the computers go into a standby mode, I had users think the computer was not on, then turn it on. I personally think if you can educate your users how to get a computer out of standby you would be ok.

There are some motion sensors/power strips out there that automatically turn off monitors or other hardware: http://www.smarthome.com/4440.html
not sure what they cost.

We are switching to flat panel lcd's. Will save money over time.

Good luck!

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