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ENERGY STAR certified products on average use significantly less energy than conventional products. These energy savings translate in to real savings for your organization. Review these select case studies on how organizations purchased ENERGY STAR certified products to save large amounts of money without sacrificing performance.

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Hundreds of leading organizations have activated system standby and hibernate settings, using a wide range of methods and tools. Here are a few of their stories:

  • Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 made it easy for the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh (PDF, 274 KB) to reduce computer power consumption organization-wide.
  • GlaxoSmithKline (PDF, 150KB) will save nearly $1 million a year after activating computer sleep features using a free Windows utility.
  • Verizon (PDF, 776KB) is activating power management features on 185,000 PCs to save $7 million net of project costs.
  • United States Air Force (PDF, 307KB) will save $15 million through power management and specifying ENERGY STAR computers.
  • FedEx (PDF, 323KB) will reduce energy costs by approximately $1 million annually by activating sleep features on 20,000 PCs.
  • The State of Hawaii (PDF, 245KB) battled high energy costs with computer power management by deploying EZ GPO in a ZENworks environment.
  • Employees of the US Dept. of Energy (PDF, 149KB) built a broad coalition of support for computer power management that ultimately saved US taxpayers $16 million.
  • Dell cut energy use by 40% using 1E NightWatchman and SMSWakeUp software on its desktop and notebook computers.
  • Fusion Trade Inc. (PDF, 508KB) saved $70 per PC using EZ GPO and Windows Task Scheduler to accomodate nighttime updates.
  • General Electric (PDF, 155KB) activated system standby on 75,000 computers to save $2.5 million annually.
  • Yale University (PDF, 141KB) saves over $40 per PC by shutting down their PCs after hours, waking them only for nighttime backups and software updates.
  • North Thurston Public Schools (PDF, 138KB) used the EZ GPO tool to activate computer power management and save $45,000 annually.
  • Spring Branch Independent School District (WORD, 100KB) activated Windows sleep settings on 7,000 computers and monitors, and is now saving $230,000 annually.