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IT Energy Reduction

Information technology is powered by electricity – a lot of it. The IT Department has decreased power consumption on many levels. New energy-efficient LCD monitors have replaced almost all of the old, powerhungry CRT monitors. New desktop PCs use smaller internal power supplies to reduce the energy demand of each PC. With approximately 1,000 computers in use by the city employees, even small savings add up quickly.

 

17-inch CRT

19-inch LCD

Savings

 Wattage

 100

45 

55 

 Hours

 8

 8

 0

 Items

 900

 192

 708

 Cost Per Day

 $84.93

 $38.22

 $46.71

 Cost Per Month  

 $2,547.94

 $1,146.57

 $1,401.37

 Cost Per Year

 $30,999.89

 $13,949.95

 $17,049.94

Not all green initiatives involve electricity. Printers are set by default to print on both sides of the paper. Advances in IT enable telecommuting, allowing many employees to occasionally work from home without having to travel to the office. And after five years of use, the city’s old computers are donated to a non-profit organization to live a second life.

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