Energy - At work
I TURN OFF THE LIGHTS WHEN I LEAVE AN EMPTY ROOM
Turn off the lights when you leave an empty room (especially at night and at the end of the week)! It’s just a simple and obvious action: one has just to think of it! If needed, at first, place reminder notes on the doors.
I PROGRAM THE SLEEP MODE AND TURN OFF THE MONITOR
The sleep mode can be configured by the computer service or by yourself. It is important to avoid the sleep modes that are colored and animated.
Example: in Windows, it is possible to program the sleep mode in the start menu/configuration board/display (or appearance and themes)/to choose a sleep screen.
It is then possible oneself to configure the timing of the monitor’s sleep mode and the type of sleep screen.
The monitor’s sleep mode allows the reduction of 10-15% of the computer station’s consumption by darkening the screen.
While not using the monitors over periods greater than 15 minutes, it is preferable to turn off the monitor. Turning off the monitor can be programmed as well from the start menu/configuration board/power options.
I PROGRAM THE PROLONGED SLEEP MODE ON MY COMPUTER
The prolonged sleep mode allows turning off the computer without closing the programs. While this mode is activated, the operating system records the data on the hard disk, notes the open programs, then turns off the computer. Switching power on and off doesn’t consume more than a powered-on computer and doesn’t contribute to screen wear.
Ex: in Windows, click on the start menu/configuration board/power options, choose the tab Prolonged Sleep Mode and check Activate the Prolonged Sleep Mode. If the tab Prolonged Sleep Mode is not available, that means that the computer doesn’t have this function.
TURNING OFF COMPUTER HARDWARE
It is important to turn off computer screens, printers, photocopiers, scanners, etc. … when they are not in use. In turning off these devices, one eliminates equal to one part of the air conditioning expenses in summer which are accumulated by the warming up of electrical devices.
OPT FOR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT LESS ENERGY-CONSUMING
The Energy Star logo on computer equipment indicates that it is energy-efficient both while being used and in sleep mode. One finds this logo on computers, screens, printers, scanners, photocopiers, fax machines, and devices which combine multiple functions.
Once the type of hardware that’s needed has been determined, the Energy Star database allows searching for the model or models which perform the best in terms of energy efficiency. To go further, visit the site ecoinfo.