school board is working hard to reduce its energy consumption and
gas (GHG) emissions. We ask all students, teachers, and staff to please support this initiative!
Here a few simple examples of what you can do to help at school and at home. Become an
energy efficiency ambassador today!
The hardest part is thinking of it - doing it is easy!
Turning off your computer at the end of the day
10 computers that are left in sleep mode at night for a year will waste enough energy to light 4 family homes!
Tip #1: Turn off all components of your workstation (monitor, computer, printer, etc.) at the end of the day.
Tip #2: Computer settings can be changed so that it will go into sleep mode after a specified amount of time. Go to “properties/screen saver/power options” and choose how long to wait before going into sleep mode. This change takes 2 or 3 minutes and has immediate savings that continue day after day.
Tip #3: If you have a CRT monitor (large, older style), it can consume up to 65% of the total energy of your workstation. You can turn it off when you leave your desk for more than 15 minutes.
Please note: Screen savers do not decrease power consumption. Their goal
is only to protect the monitor and improve its lifespan.
Tip #4: If you have a flat panel monitor, it already consumes much less power than a CRT. Flat panels are much more sensitive to being turned on and off frequently. Therefore, a screen saver is sufficient to save energy. There is no problem with turning off a flat panel at the end of the day though.