Green IT

Resources to help you "green up" your computing operations by reducing energy consumption and producing less e-waste.

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Posted on: June 27, 2013

Many IT organizations on campus are moving to Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) employing thin clients. By centralizing the OS and applications an individual uses on his or her computer on a back-end server, thin clients are easier to secure...

Posted on: March 29, 2013

While the CRC does not offer specific services related to recycling personal computing hardware, we do provide resources for disposing of many everyday products that can be harmful to the environment if not disposed of properly. Below is a list of...

Posted on: March 8, 2013

Units from around campus are working toward making their computing operations more environmentally friendly. Below are just a couple of examples of Penn's Green IT Success. To nominate an example of Green IT success that you would like to see...

Posted on: March 8, 2013
Smart Strip LCG3: Review

The Smart Strip LCG3 is designed to reduce power consumption by devices plugged into a surge protector by automatically powering them off when a master device is shut off, without requiring any additional cables or software....

Posted on: March 8, 2013
Green Work Practices: Tuning Up Operations Manage your email and optimize file size when sending attachments

According to an article published on the Guardian's Green Living blog, the average email...

Posted on: March 5, 2013
IT Purchases: Buying Green

Today, there is an ever-increasing number of "green" options available when making IT-related purchases. From recycled paper to Energy Star-rated computers, making a smart choice up front could make a lot of difference. Work...

Posted on: March 4, 2013
Reduce Printing: Save Paper and Toner

Penn consumes over 60,000,000 sheets of paper per year. If stacked on top of each other, they would reach 3.5 miles into the sky. To help reduce paper consumption, make printing a conscious decision, not a default...

Posted on: March 1, 2013

Follow the instructions below to configure power settings in Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

Locating Power Management Settings To configure Power Management, click on Start, click Control Panel, and then click Hardware & Sound....
Posted on: March 1, 2013

Follow the instructions below to configure power settings in OS X Snow Leopard 10.6, OS X Lion 10.7, and OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.

Locating Power Management Settings Click on the Apple symbol (Apple Menu) in the upper left of your screen Go to "...
Posted on: March 1, 2013
For IT Staff: Green Practice Makes Perfect

Since IT is such a big consumer of electricity, IT professionals have many opportunities to help reduce electricity consumption. Many of these changes can be very effective in reducing power costs while being...