Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Power of Sleep – as calculated by a spreadsheet

In a previous post, I explored the power savings that can be achieved by allowing your PC to enter sleep mode after 30 minutes of inactivity. I wondered how much more energy could be saved if you actively put your … Continue reading

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Videoconferencing your way to a lower carbon footprint

The University has several dedicated videoconference (VC) rooms, which enable staff to have online meetings with colleagues in other institutions. There are also lecture theatres with VC equipment installed which allow students to attend a lecture without needing to travel … Continue reading

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Sustainable IT pages on the iSolutions website

iSolutions is currently planning an extensive redesign of its website; not just the visual look and feel, but the underpinning information architecture. My involvement in this process made me realise that the existing site really ought to have some information … Continue reading

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More PC power consumption figures

I’ve tested the power consumption of a couple more typical University desktop PCs. I also had some feedback on the shocking 9W consumed by the Viglen Genie I tested while it was ‘switched off’. More recent Viglens only use a … Continue reading

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WARPit – the University’s Freecycle service

The University has just joined a national scheme called WARPit (Waste Action Reuse Portal) which makes it easy for organisations to re-use items such as un-wanted furniture that would otherwise go in a skip. If you have items you no … Continue reading

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