Thursday, June 14, 2007

The energy costs of personal computing

Today's New York Tmes (June 14) has an article about the amount of energy used by electronic devices, even when they're on stand-by mode:
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/14/technology/14basics.html?em&ex=1181966400&en=3e1939192b5f2028&ei=5087%0A.

The article is called "Putting Energy Hogs in the Home on a Strict Low-Power Diet," but it could apply just as well to people's offices, and to the many computers in libraries. There are ways to cut these energy costs, though, and maybe many libraries have got this figured out though--does anyone know?

1 comment:

Greg D. said...

I use a power strip for all of my office appliances -- desk lights, laser printers, external hard drives -- and flip it off when I'm not around. (Of course, my only computer is my laptop so I don't have a separate display or tower to sit around on standby anyway.)