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Posts Tagged ‘energy star’

Energy star rating the way to go?

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

An interesting post on the BCS ethics blog discusses whether we should rely solely on ratings such as energy star?

http://www.bcs.org/server.php?show=ConWebDoc.26787

“Is the Energy Star rating the be-all and end-all in terms of your green credentials? Melvyn Wray of Allied Telesis discusses the ways in which manufacturers can improve the green credentials of their products.”

Buying the right, green PC

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Greener computing does not simply mean minimising energy consumption of the PC during its operational life, but also during its full lifecycle from “cradle to grave”. It also means minimising material throughput i.e. recycling and re-using, and disposing of hazardous e-waste responsibly. So while much of this blog and a big part of our sustainable IT campaign is focused on energy efficiency in operations and e-waste, it is also important to review our PC procurement policies. (more…)

PCs and aircons

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

Many people don’t realize that the average desktop PC wastes nearly half the power it draws from the wall socket. This excess energy is dissipated as heat. The average server wastes 30 to 40 percent of its power.

From an address by Dr. Dileep Bhandarkar, Distinguished Engineer, Microsoft at 2008 CeBIT

The advent of PCs in offices also partially explains the explosion in installations of air-conditioning units in (more…)