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Software Development

Climate Savers Computing Initiative is dedicated to improving computer energy efficiency. A key component of this effort is the awareness of software developers and how their applications interact with key energy efficient solutions, like power management. Please find below information to consider when developing software.

Microsoft Energysmart: Power Management Guidance for Software Developers


Many Climate Savers Computing members are actively involved in research around green computing and sustainable IT issues. The following reports were sponsored by one or more Climate Savers Computing member companies.

Research: Climate Savers Computing Initiative – 2010 Progress Report

Research: 1E – PC Energy Report 2007

Research: Hewlett Packard – Go Green PC

Wake-on-Lan Technology

Wake on LAN technology allows a network administrator to remotely turn on or “wake” a computer from a sleep state. Remotely powering on computers to perform scheduled maintenance tasks allows them to be turned off over night, thereby reducing power consumption without interfering with maintenance processes.

For a more detailed description of Wake on LAN technology, visit this definition.

Related information:*
From Microsoft – Enabling / Disabling Wake-on-LAN
From Small Net builder – Wake on LAN / Wake on WAN
From Apple – WakeOnLan 0.99

*These websites are not maintained nor endorsed by the Climate Savers Computing Initiative. The Initiative is not responsible for the content, information or security of any external web site.

Educational Webinars

Implementing IT Power Management 2

Tips for Moving Forward in Your Organization
Watch the Webinar held on April 19, 2010

Best Practices and Strategies for Energy Efficient Computing

Watch the Webinar held on April 20,2010

Utility Energy-Efficiency Program Summit 2

Utility Opportunities for IT Energy-Efficiency Programs
Watch the Webinar held on October 20, 2009



Enterprise-Managed IT

Although power management can be standard to implement on individual desktop and notebook computers, adopting power management across an enterprise computer system requires a more thoughtful approach. These papers address power management solutions and strategies for the enterprise, its associated benefits and how to make power management more efficient.

Paper: U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR – Activating PM in Enterprises
Paper: U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR – Implementation for Enterprises
Paper: Intel – Save Energy, Increase Productivity
Paper: Microsoft – Saving Costs and Energy
Paper: Microsoft – Sustainable IT Success Guide
Paper: 1E – PC Energy Report 2009

White Papers

Energy Efficiency Guide for Networking Devices is the third of three new CSCI white papers focusing on optimizing networks for energy efficiency.

Power Management for Networking Devices is the second of three new CSCI white papers focusing on optimizing networks for energy efficiency.

Considerations for Selecting Power Supplies for Networking Equipment and Evaluating Power Conversion Efficiency is the first of three new CSCI white papers focusing on optimizing networks for energy efficiency.

The Energy Efficient Networking white paper from Broadcom builds upon the requirements of the standard by adding control policy as well as hardware and software subsystems in a standards-friendly way.

The Networks Go GrEEN white paper looks at energy efficiency in the data center.

The Power Management in Windows 7 Overview white paper from Microsoft outlines updates to power management in Windows 7.

The Climate Savers Computing white paper provides a program overview, detailed technical specifications and answers to frequently asked questions.

The CSCI Power Management System Design Guide addresses specific reliability challenges of sleep state standby (S3) technology and offers instructions on how to build energy-efficient, power-managed client platforms.

The Drive Toward Energy-Efficient Computing through AC DC Power Supply white paper focuses on the AC DC power supply as an item identified as an area where big, near-term improvements can be made in energy-efficient computing.

The Motherboard Power Efficiency Measurement Processwhite paper outlines how manufacturers can start measuring the efficiency of the computers they build.

The Building a Long-term Strategy for IT Sustainability white paper from Intel analyzes the business case for IT sustainability.