A Greener IT with these simple settings

Computer Settings

    1. Turn off your monitor when not in use.
    2. Turn off your computer at the end of the day (on non patching days which are the 1st and 3rd Tues/Wed/Thurs or each month)
    3. Screen Savers: Set to “Blank Screen” or simply turn off your monitor when away from your desk
    4. Reduce the brightness settings on the monitor.
    5. Put your computer in “hibernation mode” (deep sleep) when not in use for long periods of time.
    6. Unplug devices not in use
    7. Use ‘Energy Star’ features (or purchase devices with this feature)

Printer Efficiencies

    1. Think before you print; use “Print Preview” before, or instead of, printing.
    2. Use technology for meetings handouts; instead of paper copies.
    3. Duplex printing (print on both sides of the paper)
    4. Print in “gray scale”
    5. Print multiple pages on one side of the paper
    6. Turn off printers when not in use
    7. Configure printer to activate “energy save” modes
    8. Consider alternatives to paper copies of newsletters, magazines, personal business.
    9. Use e-mail to minimize paper use and don’t routinely print e-mails.
    10. If you are replacing or purchasing equipment such as computers, monitors, and copiers always consider ENERGY STAR qualified products.

 

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