Staff are being encouraged to consider how much energy their computer potentially wastes for the next stage of the Switch & Save campaign.
Office equipment such as PCs, along with heating and lighting, is a major consumer of energy in most office environments.
In an office of 100 PCs, a department could save more than £5,000 per year by switching computers off at night and at the weekends.
To help the University save energy and reduce carbon emissions, staff are advised to follow Energy Office guidance.
The Energy Office recommends:
Staff are also encouraged to activate Wake on LAN for remote access to work-based PCs in Hibernate mode.
Information Services provides guidance on how to do this.
This article was published on May 14, 2012