Five (and a Half) Reasons to Power Down Your Computer at Night

Many business offices remain lit and seemingly alive even in the late hours of the night and through the early hours of the morning. The halls are empty, the cubicles are empty and yet the buzzing sound of transformers can still be heard. This is because most office computers remain powered at night. And why we might be tempted to rush out and yell employee negligence and an indifference to the environment, some of these computers need to be functional at night. Some of them have an automated cycle and a certain administrative responsibility that demands them to be functioning 24/7.

But some computers are just glorified typing machines and there is no reason for them to be left running over night.

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Why you need energy save solutions

Most employed adults who use a PC at work believe that their employers should be doing more to reduce energy consumption.

Not so many employees power down their computers because their manager told them to, so “telling” is not an option. On the other hand, “forcing” workstations to shut down may be an alternative after working hours, but for how long and with what consequences? There were cases when the employee lost all day’s work when computer was force to shut down. Employers must see clearly the opportunity to set an internal policy on a long term. Ed Tower took the opportunity when he saw it.

Ed is an IT Manager at a company from United States. The company totals 330 employees with at least 9 working hours per day, excluding weekends. When Ed found Energy Save Solution on the internet, he had the opportunity to calculate all by himself which is the company’s loss related to energy consumption. At a brief calculation on a single workstation left running over night, there was an average of 1.92 kW consumption and 1.03 Kg CO2 emissions in the atmosphere. These data mean at least 6.76 $ extra cost per employee, each month, relative to his network. Total loss for 330 employees? His company lost 2230 $ extra money added to the company’s energy bill. In a single year, 27.000 $.

After 30 days of free trial, he called the CEO immediately to analyze Savenergee‘s benefits and features. The company is using Savenergee for 8 months by now and benefits from more than 20% energy costs reduction.

 

Differences between shutting down and powering down

Shutting down and powering down your company’s workstations are not the same. There are some differences and most of the employees who use a PC at work said they either have no idea what power scheme settings are or how to change the power settings on their PCs.

When you choose to shut down the computer means that you enable to turn off all power to it and cut off employees remote access.

When you put your computers to sleep or hibernate, you greatly reduce energy consumption without cutting off an employee’s remote access. And it does not function as a screen saver, because, in fact, screen savers can increase energy consumption.

The best alternative for reducing energy costs is to choose an intelligent solution that helps you to put the company’s computers to hibernate. We are here to help you and to give you more informations.