If you know that you are going to be away from your computer for more than 20 minutes, please turn off your monitor. And please, please, PLEASE turn off your monitors at the end of the day and on Friday. It’s easier than turning off a light switch! Seriously, there’s no excuse for your monitor to be on over the weekend or overnight…unless you live in your office…and never move away from your computer…which is cause for concern…because that’s gross.
If you are going to be away from your computer for more than 2 hours, please shut it down. The amount of energy used to turn on a computer is far less than leaving it to idle for more than 2 hours.
If you forget to turn off your monitor or computer, you can change your computer’s power settings to consume less energy. The power settings can be found by clicking on the Start icon and selecting Control Panel. Select Power Options. If you are concerned with changing settings, please contact our friendly IT department.
For additional green tips, stay tuned!
Thanks to the Department of Energy for these tips!