Ford Saves $1.2 Million and Reduces CO2 Emissions by Around 20,000 Tons by Turning Computers Off By Michael Graham Richard, Ottawa, Canada
“In the U.S. alone, over $2.8 billion of PC power is being wasted every year.”
We’ve written many times about easy power management strategies for computers. Whether it is for your computer at home or for thousands of computers in an office building, there’s no reason not to take advantage of power-saving settings.
Everybody wins: you get a smaller electricity bill, and less pollution is produced by power plants. The most recent example of putting this in practice comes from Ford. By centrally controlling the power settings on the company’s computers, they are saving an estimated $1.2 million annually and keeping between 16,000 and 25,000 metric tons of CO2 out of the atmosphere.