Even during an economic meltdown, when companies are scrambling to cut costs, businesses are wasting billions of dollars by leaving their PCs on at night. U.S. organizations squander $2.8 billion a year to power unused machines, emitting about 20 million tons of carbon dioxide - roughly the equivalent of 4 million cars.

Wastefulness does not just affect a company's bottom line, it creates environmental concerns, the report says. If the world's 1 billion PCs were powered down just one night, it would save enough energy to light the Empire State Building - inside and out - for over 30 years, it says...

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427 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 13 years ago by KikiPeepers

Does the company you work for let people keep their computers on overnight?
Even during an economic meltdown, when companies are scrambling to cut costs, businesses are wasting billions of dollars by leaving their PCs on at night. U.S. organizations squander $2.8 billion a year to power unused machines, emitting about 20 million tons of carbon dioxide - roughly the equivalent of 4 million cars.

Wastefulness does not just affect a company's bottom line, it creates environmental concerns, the report says. If the world's 1 billion PCs were powered down just one night, it would save enough energy to light the Empire State Building - inside and out - for over 30 years, it says...

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13 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 3/26/09 - 12:19:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, I don't see why not.
13 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 3/26/09 - 12:24:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
My company doesn't have a formal policy on the issue. Most of the engineers in my location work on laptops that are taken home every night, so the question of leaving them on really isn't an issue...
13 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 3/26/09 - 8:09:43 PM EST (GMT-5)
My school leaves them on.
13 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 3/26/09 - 8:12:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
We left them on unless there was scheduled maintenance that evening.
13 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 3/27/09 - 5:12:42 AM EST (GMT-5)
We usually turn them off but its not a company rule to turn them off.
13 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 3/27/09 - 6:05:16 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, we're supposed to.
13 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 3/27/09 - 6:51:45 AM EST (GMT-5)
There are coders at the VA who work from home, and they have work computers at their houses. I however, do not have that priveledge.
13 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 3/27/09 - 5:02:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
we have two shifts so the computers never get shut off except for repairs. Everyone just leaves them on except for the people that have their own company computer assigned to them.



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