Overall System Status:
According to the EPA, if 1,000 computers where configured to automatically shut off the monitor and computer when they are not in use this would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 350 tons per year. That is the equivalent to removing 60 cars from the road. See http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=power_mgt.pr_power_mgt_low_carbon for more information.
The recommendations include:
If you have a laptop, be sure to establish these settings for both battery and plugged in modes.
Remember, the lower the settings, the more energy you save.
To help, Dartmouth has created a utility which will automatically configure your computer to these recommended settings. Follow the instructions below to configure your computer:
Last Updated: 9/24/10