City joins EPA’s ENERGY STAR Low Carbon IT

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The City of Delray Beach has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR Low Carbon IT Campaign by enabling the power management, or “sleep mode”, on their computers and monitors. This simple step of enabling computers and monitors to go into a low-power mode after a period of inactivity will help reduce the nation’s growing demand for electricity, save organizations money and help fight climate change. “EPA is pleased to recognize the City of Delray Beach as a participant in the ENERGY STAR Low Carbon IT Campaign,” said ENERGY STAR Program Manager Steve Ryan. “By taking this simple pledge, we can make a substantial difference in the fight against climate change. ENERGY STAR’s power management tools offer a cost-effective way to save energy, money, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.” Delray Beach joins the ranks of leading businesses and organizations who are participating in the ENERGY STAR Low Carbon IT Campaign, including Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc., Association of Bay Area Governments Energy Watch, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Dell, Inc., Fox Entertainment Group, Inc., HP, Microsoft, OfficeMax, City of Portland (OR) Public Schools, City of San Jose (CA), and Snohomish (WA) County Public Utility District. For more information, contact the City’s Public Information Office at (561) 243-7190. ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. More than 12,000 organizations are ENERGY STAR partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, buildings and businesses. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit www.energystar.gov or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937). To join the ENERGY STAR Low Carbon IT Campaign, organizations simply take an online pledge to activate power management features on their monitors and computers to save energy and reduce their carbon footprint. Organizations can increase energy savings further by purchasing ENERGY STAR qualified computers and monitors. In turn, EPA provides free assistance to help implement power management, an estimate of the organization’s energy and carbon savings, and official recognition from the agency. Organizations can join the campaign by visiting www.energystar.gov/lowcarbonit.