How can schools make their computers use less energy?



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    The most obvious thing schools could do is to turn them off more often. At my school, UC Berkeley, most departments have a policy that computers must be on 24/7. They have this policy because sometimes security updates are delivered overnight. If they could somehow fix this, they could shut down the computers at night, saving nearly half the energy. Otherwise, replacing desktop computers with laptops could save energy, as laptops use much less. Finally, having an educational program to tell people to turn off the monitors (or even the computers) when they are not in use could save energy as well.

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