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A committee is being formed to look at ways to save energy on campus.  Of course, I have been invited to participate since computers use so much energy.  So, for any of you who have been down this road, could you please share your findings on things you did from the IT side to save energy.  I am looking mostly at the office and lab computers since we have already virtualized 75%-80% of our servers.

Also, were there any negative results due to shutting down computers at scheduled times or other tasks tried?

Any stats, tests, reports, websites, etc. will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

John

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  John R. Davis  <davisj@marietta.edu>
  Chief Information Officer
  Marietta College
  215 Fifth St.
  Marietta, OH  45750
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Here's a couple analysis spreadsheet for our computer labs I used back in 2009 that may help, contact me off list if you like.

Tom
Director, ITS - User Services University of Northern Iowa 36 ITTC Building Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0522 Phone: 319-273-6460 fax: 319-273-7518 "For deaf or hard of hearing, use Relay 711" Website: http://www.uni.edu/peterson "The University of Northern Iowa provides transformative learning experiences that inspire students to embrace challenge, engage in critical inquiry and creative thought, and contribute to society." On 12/12/2012 9:28 AM, John Davis wrote:

A committee is being formed to look at ways to save energy on campus.  Of course, I have been invited to participate since computers use so much energy.  So, for any of you who have been down this road, could you please share your findings on things you did from the IT side to save energy.  I am looking mostly at the office and lab computers since we have already virtualized 75%-80% of our servers.

Also, were there any negative results due to shutting down computers at scheduled times or other tasks tried?

Any stats, tests, reports, websites, etc. will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

John

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  John R. Davis  <davisj@marietta.edu>
  Chief Information Officer
  Marietta College
  215 Fifth St.
  Marietta, OH  45750
  Voice: 740-376-4390
  Fax:   740-376-4812
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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John,

 

You may be interested in some work undertaken in the UK in this area over the past few years.

 

http://www.goodcampus.org/ and http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/topics/greenict.aspx

 

I also have some personal experience from a previous institution of using a variety of sustainable IT strategies, including campus-wide implementation of thin-client technology which I would be happy to discuss.

 

Yours,

Fraser

 

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