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    How green can we make our IT estates?

    I am currently trialling software that reduces my print consumable usage and reduces the power out put of my 2000 PC's by 30%.

    But how far can we go?

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    Switch everything off and go home

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    Quote Originally Posted by alan-d View Post
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    Using the ecofont? although not sure about it's effectiveness?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green_IT View Post
    I am currently trialling software that reduces my print consumable usage and reduces the power out put of my 2000 PC's by 30%.

    But how far can we go?
    What software is that?

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    Talking Print and Power saving software

    I am using a print software called Preton. It actually removes the excess pixels of ink from the printed page. I can set the saving level at 0-70% depending on what Im printing.

    Eg.. I have set all pupils to a 40% saving whilst teachers have the choice. Internet Expolorer is set to B/W as its only ever used for draft copies... its brilliant!

    So far, its been installed for 2 weeks and I am saving £30/day in ink toner alone! It'll pay for itself in 2 months.


    Secondly, I am using a power management software called PC Shutdown. It has lots of similar function you may find in other power mgt software but this one allows me to hibernate/log off machines automatically either when its not in use or not logged on after 5/10 mins or so.. On initial tests, Im hopeful of saving £10/15 per year per PC - that could be an electricity saving alone of min £20k!!!
    I'll keep you posted on that.


    If you want any more info I have a contact for both - rogeribbotson@aol.com - an IT consultant that supports us as a school

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