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Power Saving techniques

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 BFilmFan In reply to Power Saving techniques

Call your local power company for an energy audit. Usually they are free, but there are hundreds of variables involved.

In and of itself, standby mode does not lessen power consumption as the device is usually drawing as much current as when fully on.

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by w2ktechman In reply to Power Saving techniques

I disagree with the previous answer as standby does save power, as the monitor is not drawing full power.
The best way is to power down the systems and turn off the monitors if they will not be in use overnight. Also, keep the standby on at 20-30 min, but after an hour set it to hibernate. Turn off the screen savers, and set the monitor to standby after 5-10 min.

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by w2ktechman In reply to

Sorry, I should have said partially disagree with the first. He was right, have the power company come by and take their suggestions

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