July 7, 2009
Team Green Britain supporter switches off PCs at night
London, July 7th 2009 – With over one million visitors annually, the award-winning Eden Project is one of the UK’s leading visitor attractions and an environmental education charity. It is also a supporter of the up-coming Team Green Britain event taking place on 10 th July 2009 throughout the UK. The event is designed to encourage us to make life better for ourselves and better for our world through team work, making simple steps to coming together to fight climate change.
With this in mind, it is worth considering that, according to a recent survey by 1E and the Alliance to Save Energy, in the UK alone, nearly 50% of PC users don’t turn off their machines at night. If the 17 million workers in the UK who regularly use a computer turned it off at night, it would reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 1,329,182 metric tons, the equivalent of removing 243,440 cars from the road, approximately 1% of all UK vehicles or 77% of all traffic entering the congestion zone in London.
1E is supplying the Eden Project in Cornwall with its PC power management software, specifically designed to intelligently shut down PCs at the end of the working day. The organisation is currently deploying NightWatchman and 1E WakeUp across its PC estate as well as the retail point-of-sale till sites, ensuring substantial savings throughout the organisation and a significant reduction in the carbon footprint of the project.
Members of 1E will be attending the Team Green Britain event in Leicester Square, London on Friday. Feel free to contact 1E if you would like to find out more about the carbon emissions you can save simply be switching off your machines at work.