Dell cutting PC power emissions by 25 per cent by 2010
Dell has announced it plans to cut carbon emissions and save customers money by cutting the power consumption of its PCs by 25 per cent by 2010.
The company plans to achieve its goals through improvements on its EnergySmart technology.
New methods include pre-configured power settings and management tools, but Dell is also working to find more energy-efficient components for its PCs.
Dr Albert Esser, Dell's vice president of power and infrastructure solutions, said the firm is committed to becoming the greenest technology company.
"We've figured out how to be green, and we want to pass this on to customers. No PC works at 100 percent load, so we asked our suppliers for peak efficiency at 50 percent load instead," added Dr Esser.
Dell claims it has already saved more than 23 million tonnes of CO2 and helped customers save more than $2.4 billion since the introduction of its original power-management features launched in 2005.
The company has achieved environmental benchmarks such as Energy Star 4.0 and Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool Gold for the energy efficiency of its products.
Article Date: 14 May 2008
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