Saving Energy

Check out this great article called Saving Energy in the Workplace written by Eddie Young, a network/systems guy, of UKOLN (a research organization who’s goal is to inform and influence policy in digital libraries, information systems, bibliographic management, and web technologies) The article “outlines some of the issues faced by a Systems Administrator when trying to save energy in the workplace.” He discusses the importance of getting staff on your side, doing an energy flow chart, and ideas for improvement such as saving electricity, reducing paper, proper waste disposal, greener technologies, carbon offsetting, and loads of good references.

While you are at it, check out Vampire Energy – a chart that lists how much energy various electronic devices use when turned on and turned off!