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Policy #2009EE001 Campus Sustainability Policy--

Summary: Policy #2009EE001
Campus Sustainability Policy--
Efficient Computing
Phase I
Resource Efficiency and Emissions
All staff computers, monitors and peripherals will be turned off at the end of the day, or when the user will be
away from the device for more than 2 hours. If the user will be away for more than 15 minutes, it is recommended
that the monitor be turned off. Students are encouraged to turn off their computers, monitors and peripherals
at the end of the day or when they will not be using the device for more than 2 hours. All screen savers should be
disabled in favor of power-down mode.
Computer labs will be turned off when the labs are closed, including all peripherals.
All computer equipment that is no longer in use shall be recycled through OTS.
Devices that require charging, such as laptops and cell phones, should not have their chargers plugged in without
the device. It is recommended that this extend to any device that has a AC/DC converter. Wherever possible,
devices that draw a trickle charge when off should be fully disabled when not in full use. OCES will provide
assistance to all university members in implementing the policy.
Desktop computers can draw 50-100 W when in full operation and a laptop between 25-50 W. In "power-down"
mode, these can be reduced to 20 and 5 W respectively. For monitors, the energy use can be reduced from
25-40 W to 5 W. Applied to all campus devices associated with computing (printers, copiers, monitors, etc.),


Source: Argamon, Shlomo - Department of Computer Science, Illinois Institute of Technology
Saniie, Jafar - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences; Engineering