2009 has seen a rise in the number of companies making a conscious effort to reduce energy consumption and cost of desktop and client operations. According to reports from employees with desktop computing procurement duties, 57% of companies are purchasing and implementing Energy Star-qualified devices, up from 31% in 2008.
In July, over 700 professionals in the information technology field were interviewed for the second annual survey from CDW. These information technology professionals came from five industries, including federal, state and local government, businesses, higher education, and kindergarten through high school.
An increase in organizations making efforts to improve energy efficiency in desktop computing is occurring, with 59% of businesses training employees to shut down equipment when away from the computer for long periods. This number is up from 43% in 2008. 52% of information technology organizations working on energy management claim to have lowered their energy costs, while plenty are spending millions more on energy. Many budgets are currently affected by the state of the economy, and are making budget cuts in purchasing decisions rather than investing in the long-term benefits of more energy efficient electronics.
The most influential determinants outside of energy efficiency include price, reliability and whether or not the equipment is compatible with the company’s current equipment. In 2008, ease of use was a top factor that other priorities surpassed in 2009.
According to this year’s survey, if technology decision makers utilize all efficiency opportunities, they believe they could cut energy use and costs about 17% a year, equaling $1.5 million for a typical large organization.
Earlier this week, Georgia Tech released a report based on a study of energy consumption in the south. Motivated by an interest in reliable climate-friendly energy efficiency for the future, policymakers were concerned with implementing energy management in order to reduce energy waste.
A team of researchers from Duke University, Georgia Institute of Technology and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are releasing a series of reports from this state-by-state study, with a goal of pinpointing the potential to introduce renewable energy efficiency and energy management to the south.
With 37% of the nation’s population, the South is the largest and fastest growing region in the United States. Comprised of Washington, D.C. and sixteen states stretching from Delaware south along the Appalachian Mountains, as well as the Atlantic seaboard, trailing along the Gulf Coast to Texas, it continues to expand, with a 20 percent increase in population since 1999.
This region has been among the last in the United States to develop an energy-efficient culture and impart energy management and energy efficiency programs. More than ¾ of the energy consumption of the South is derived from fossil fuels. With the South accounting for 44 percent of the United States’ energy consumption, the region could see a significant reduction in both carbon emissions and the need for new power plants by imposing improved practices of energy management in the area.
The increase of energy prices and the uncertainty of supply have made the study of energy an important strategy for industries around the world. After an initial study,a building energy management system is implemented to manage energy.Studies show that building energy management provides two major advantages:greater protection against the problems of energy supply,and higher profits by reducing energy costs.
Planning energy management carefully minimizes the risk of changing energy in the future. All industries must prepare for possible shortages or interruptions in energy supply.The potential problems of supply should be monitored to determine the likelihood of actually occurring and what impact it may have on industry activities.Specific strategic plans should be established to ensure energy supply to the cases provided for primary emergency.
By building energy management strategies, the industry can help to maintain production levels and avoid lost sales due to potential threats to energy supply.As mentioned previously, controlling the cost of energy is an important strategy to improve profitability.
In some industries, energy costs represent a large percentage of the total production cost. But energy is the apparatus whose cost grows quickly,yet is one of the few costs that can be controlled by energy experts.Through the study of energy, industries can implement a systematic program to use energy efficiently and save money.You can save 7% to 24% of energy depending on the industry and automation of the production process.
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President Obama of Unites States announces $2.4 Billion in Grants to Accelerate the Manufacturing and Deployment of the Next Generation of U.S. Batteries and Electric Vehicles.Obama traveled Wednesday to the State of Indiana,which is beaten by the crisis,announcing a plan to which it is claimed will create thousands of jobs.”For too long we have been wrong not to invest in this type of innovative work,”said Obama.
“That’s why this announcement is very important.It represents the largest investment in this type of technology in the history of U.S… It is an investment in our ability to develop new technologies tomorrow.”The grant of 2,400 million dollars for electric vehicles including 1,500 million U.S. manufacturers to develop batteries that will expand the recycling system.Another 500 million will go to companies that manufacture components for vehicles including electric motors and electronic components.Read more.
Why save energy and implement a Energy Management System?
The increasing of energy prices and the uncertainty of supply, have made the study of energy is an important strategy for industries around the world. After taking the study of energy is developed and implemented a building energy management system to manage energy. As per studies building energy management provides two major advantages: greater protection against the problems of energy supply and higher profits by reducing energy costs.
Planning energy management carefully can minimize the risks of a changing energy in the future. All industries must prepare for possible shortages or interruptions in energy supply. The used of coal or agro-industrial waste. First, the potential problems of supply should be monitored to determine the likelihood of actually occurring and what impact it may have on industry activities. After that, specific strategic plans should be established to ensure energy supply to the cases provided for primary emergency.
By building energy management strategies, the industry can help to maintain production levels and avoid lost sales due to such problems of energy supply. As I mentioned previously, controlling the cost of energy is an important strategy to improve profitability.
In some industries, energy costs represent a large percentage of the total production cost. But energy is the apparatus whose costs grow faster and one of the few costs that can be actually controlled by experts in the use of energy. Through the study of energy, industries can implement a systematic program to use energy efficiently and save money. You can save 7% to 24% of energy depending on the industrial and automation of the production process.