The IT Industry is currently creating a larger carbon footprint than the Aviation Industry
2% of global carbon dioxide emissions come from computers, and idle desktops are a major contributor to the problem.
There is no question that computing power comes at an environmental cost. But there is no good reason for idle desktops to contribute to the problem. The savings you can gain from using The Greenkeeper™ are great and instant. For example implementing The Greenkeeper™ across New Zealand Government has the same carbon effect as taking 10,000 mid sized cars off the road.
In New Zealand a desktop computer can create an additional 114kg of carbon emissions per annum through poor power management. In Austrailia that figure rockets to 455kg per pc per year.
In the UK, poor corporate PC Management accounts for an estimated £300 million per year in wasted energy, 1.3 million tonnes of CO2 are emitted as a result.
In the US, $2.8 billion is spent on wasted energy and 20 million tonnes of CO2 per year are generated, that is the equivalent of the whole of Estonia’s CO2 emissions. If as a nation the US addressed this problem it would have the same effect as taking 4 million cars off the road.
Carbon Savings Around the World
|| Carbon Savings Per PC
| New Zealand
|| 114 kg
|| 455 kg
|| 103 kg
|| 275 kg
| United Kingdom
|| 251 kg
|| 11 kg
|| 12 kg
| The Netherlands
|| 203 kg
|| 126 kg
|| 64 kg
The Greenkeeper™ will produce immediate reductions in carbon emissions with absolutely no compromise to productivity for either the business or IT.