Left on all day and night, the average PC consumes more than 700 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity per year – more than the average refrigerator – and wastes almost 400 kWh when running at full power.
EMA estimates that workstations account for roughly 90% of the total business power use. That means PC energy costs are the largest single contributor to overall IT energy costs and can account for a 25% of the costs in a modern office building – ranking just behind heating, cooling systems and lighting.
Industry leaders know that computer power consumption is a big problem. On average over 50% of company’s computers are left on unnecessarily. Installation of efficient computers, monitors and other Green office items is part of the answer. But the key to truly slash energy costs is PC Power Management Software (PPM).
Simply put, PPM software powers up, powers down and powers off your PCs - automatically - to give you maximum energy savings. Using a PPM software solution is simple, inexpensive, and easy for organizations of any size to justify the investment. Effective PC power management gives IT managers the ability to control energy consumption by identifying where they are using the most energy, and how to reduce power usage with minimal interruptions to day-to-day.
How much can you save? According to the US Environmental Protection Agency and US Department of Energy, a quality PPM package such as Powerwise can save upwards of $5,000 annually for a company with 100 computers. Why not make a purchase decision that will start saving money and the environment?