New Computer Power Management Program for University Computers

Physical Plant – Energy Management and IT Services are in the process of implementing a non-disruptive PC Power Management system for University owned laptop and desktop computers (excluding Kendall and Apple Macs at this time) this fall that will reduce the energy consumption of campus computers. The program will detect when a computer in your office, classroom, or lab has not been in use for a period of time and will induce “sleep” mode.

This is a very exciting opportunity for the University. The small alterations made by this PC Power Management system will reduce the University’s carbon footprint while also saving tens of thousands of dollars annually in electricity costs. The only affect you will encounter with this system is having to “wake up” the computer when it is in sleep mode. It is not fully in place yet; you will be notified in advance of any changes that will be made to your computer’s sleep settings and you will also receive directions on how to wake your computer from sleep.

Written By: Susan Cherry