PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 26, 2007 – With today’s widespread focus on “green” issues, consumers and businesses are looking for real and actionable solutions that can lessen their environmental impact and reduce their energy costs. The Climate Savers Computing InitiativeSM today launched an online catalog that makes it quick and easy to find energy-efficient computers, which can cut energy bills by an average of $7 to $10 per system per year.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, electricity generation accounts for nearly one-third (32.8 percent) of all greenhouse gas emissions, while transportation – including personal cars, diesel trucks, heavy duty vehicles and jet fuel – accounts for only 26 percent of greenhouse gas emissions.1 The average desktop PC wastes nearly half the power delivered to it, which translates into money lost and unnecessary environmental impact.
The Climate Savers Computing Initiative is a nonprofit group of eco-conscious consumers, businesses and conservation organizations dedicated to improving the power efficiency and reducing the energy consumption of computers. The Initiative’s goal is to reduce computer power consumption by 50 percent by 2010 by producing and purchasing power-efficient computers and increasing the use of power management.
With 300 products, the Initiative’s new online catalog offers individuals and enterprises a comprehensive and searchable listing of Climate Savers Computing-compliant desktop PCs, laptops, servers, power supplies, power supply components, motherboards and power management software.
“The carbon emissions reductions needed to stabilize climate change are staggering but not impossible to achieve,” said Matthew Guyer, director of corporate relations for the World Wildlife Fund in the United States. “The Climate Savers Computing Initiative is about engaging the fast-moving IT sector to get better technology into the hands of consumers and businesses faster. This new catalog showcases some of the energy efficient products available today so that individuals and IT departments can make smarter computing choices.”
More than 130 companies and organizations have joined since the Initiative launched in June, and more than 1,800 individuals have pledged their support. The Climate Savers Computing Initiative is led by representatives from nine Board of Director companies: Dell, EDS, Google, HP, Intel, Lenovo, Microsoft, Pacific Gas & Electric and World Wildlife Fund. Sponsors include AMD, Delta Electronics, eBay, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Marvell, Semiconductor, NEC, Sun and Supermicro. A complete member list is available at /program/colleagues.html .