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Sustainable Computing

Knowledge Saves Power

Education is a large part of Sustainable Computing. Understanding the impact of the power we consume using technology everyday can make a big difference in changing our behavior.

Did You Know?

U.S. college students could save more than 2.3 billion kilowatt hours per year of electricity by enabling power saving features on their desktop PCs. That equals a 1.6 million-ton reduction of CO2 emissions—equivalent to taking more than 310,000 cars off the road.*

* Based on U.S. Census Bureau estimate of the number of college students, Harris Interactive estimate of the percentage of students that own desktop computers, U.S. Department of Energy estimate of average CO2 per KW/hr, and U.S. EPA estimate of average tons of CO2 produced per car.