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Chip PC decreases college energy consumption by 50%

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"Roughly one-third of campus energy consumption is from technology, so this can make a huge impact in our electrical usage".

Lee Spaniol,
Director of Information Systems and Services, Lake Land College

Lake Land College in the US aims to be carbon neutral by 2012. To achieve this goal, administrators are investing in high-tech solutions to solve an age-old problem: how to use less electricity. The college has begun the replacement of 1,800 PCs with energy-efficient, Windows CE-based Chip PC thin-client computers, a move that will decrease IT energy usage by half and save the college about USD 80,000 a year in electricity costs.

Chip PC thin clients use only 3 watts of power, whereas desktop computers use 85 to 150 watts. They also lessen the environmental impact in other ways, as they are smaller than desktop and notebook computers, so they require fewer raw materials to build, and last seven to eight years, about double the lifespan of desktop PCs. Chip PC thin clients have no moving parts such as hard drives or fans, so they create no heat, which reduces air-conditioning costs in labs and classrooms.

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