Ever used a public computer on campus? Don't like walking around campus with your laptop? Campus computing sites provides public access to workstations all across campus for you to check your email, work on an assignment or simply browse the web. Sustainable Computing has partnered with Campus Computing Sites to encourage students, faculty, and staff to use the public workstations and print resources available at computing sites in order to help limit/reduce personal electricity use and need for printing supplies and consumables. All current students, faculty, and staff of the University of Michigan can use the Campus Computing Sites. Access to certain sites or services may be limited during specific events or times of the year.
There are twenty-one larger general use ITS Campus Computing Sites available—seventeen on Central Campus and four on North Campus—to meet your computing needs. There are also over 100 more locations on campus where you can find Sites computers and printing, in study lounges, dining areas, quiet areas, collaboration and social spaces.
Energy Efficiency Initiatives Sites
Sites is committed to energy efficient initiatives such as:
- All Sites computers purchased in the last six years have been EPA Energy Star compliant. All Sites computers purchased in the last year are compliant with the new, more restrictive Energy Star guidelines released on July 20, 2007.
- Sites computers switch to lower-power energy-saving modes when they are left unattended for extended periods of time. These power-saving modes can reduce power consumption by 50–95%, depending on the model.
- Sites printers make use of "deep sleep" energy-saving features that reduce energy consumption when not in use.
- Sites has switched to 30% post-consumer recycled paper for all black-and-white printing services and 100% post-consumer recycled paper for all color printing services. The acid-free recycled paper is Elemental Chlorine-Free (ECF).
- Duplex (double sided impressions) is the default option on all 400 Sites printers. In the fall of 2015, 75% of all pages printed were duplex, compared to 65% in winter 2015. The amount of paper saved by printing on both sides of the page equates to 5,000,000 pieces of paper in just one semester, or about 600 trees saved.