Think it’s no big deal if you leave your computer on when you leave the office? Think again. Haverford’s Director of Facilities Managetment Ron Tola, with the help of Mary Ellen Luongo, Director of Administrative Computing, recently calculated the energy costs of running the College’s computers. Here’s what they determined:
Every Haverford employee who remembers to turn off their computer at the end of the work day, saves the College .56 cents per day in energy costs. If an employee works 200 days per year that amounts to a savings of $112 in energy costs per year.
If all 186 administrative computers were turned off at the end of the work day, the total savings in energy costs each year would come to $20, 832.
Add in the weekend and the savings are even bigger. Turning off all 186 administrative computers for the weekend would save the College $50,294 in energy costs each year.