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Can We Make Computing Greener?

Can We Make Computing Greener? Switching from a standard CRT monitor to an LCD version can mean up to 70% in energy savings. Office equipment currently accounts for up to 20% of total energy output and is the fastest-growing area of energy use. If Google turned its background from WHITE to BLACK it would save 750 Megawatt-hours a year. 1 computer left on 24 hours a day costs between - $115 and $160 in electricity annually, while dumping 1,500 pounds of CO2 into the atmosphere. This is equivalent to blocking the annual emissions of 150 cars, or planting If 8,000 computer users activated sleep mode on a regular basis, there would be a total saving of 1.6 million kWh 367. per year. acres of trees. Idle mode consumes between 20 to 50 times less energy. Sources: while-using-the-internet/ tips/ saving-tips-2167.html ICP networks

Can We Make Computing Greener?

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An infographic on the impact made by our computer usage and the changes we can make in order to achieve greener computing.


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