John Lunt, managing director and co-founder of Certero, says, “Two thirds of our emissions come from the energy we use and businesses can reduce their IT power consumption through a better understanding of utility usage. Each PC left on when not in use can produce over half a ton of greenhouse gas annually and for every six PCs left on, an acre of trees is required to restore the greenhouse gas released. Because of this, we’ve specifically designed PowerStudio™ to efficiently manage all desktop elements and demonstrably contribute to green computing targets to ensure organisations can reduce their drain on energy and financial resources.”
The intelligent PowerStudio™ software identifies daily, monthly and annual trends of computer power usage and helps set centralised power policies in accordance with user activity to prolong the life of computer equipment and meet environmental computing targets. For example, a policy can be created to automatically switch off monitors and place PCs into standby or hibernation when computers are idle, enabling energy savings of up to 48 and 642 kWh per PC per annum to be achieved*. PowerStudio™ saves power on all XP embedded thin client devices as well as PCs and includes a wastage reporting system that highlights where additional savings on utilities can be made in the business including CO2, coal and water.
Lunt continues, “We’re delighted to help businesses save power and meet the Government’s initiative of reducing carbon output by 80 per cent by 2050. What’s even more exciting is the UK being the first country to adopt a legally binding objective to reduce emissions. Within PowerStudio™, every user is encouraged to reduce their individual carbon footprint through a point scoring system that awards and deducts points depending on each user’s IT habits. The trials of PowerStudio™ have been overwhelmingly successful in the NHS PCT space, local government and the commercial sector, where initiatives such as the Low Carbon Industrial Strategy, from BERR and the Department of Energy and Climate Change, have been introduced.”