Energy-saving initiatives to save Dell $5.8 million per
Dell expects to save an estimated $5.8 million a year
as a result of power-saving initiatives and building
upgrades in its facilities worldwide. The company, which
sources more than 25 percent of its global energy needs
from renewable sources, is also piloting solar projects
on select campuses as well.
By the end of 2009, Dell expects to cut its global power
use by around 48 million kilowatt hours per year, enough
energy to power more than 4,000 average American homes
for one year.
It will accomplish this through a combination of building
upgrades, power management strategies and IT solutions,
PC power-down: Dell installed 1E NightWatchman® and SMSWakeUp™
software on 50,000 of its desktop and notebook computers
to reduce energy waste by turning off computers overnight.
Lighting: Dell has replaced three-bulb T8 fluorescent
lights and incandescent bulbs with two-bulb T5 fluorescents.
They’re also piloting the use of energy-efficient light-emitting
diode LED lights in the elevators.
Building automation: Dell expects to achieve around
$1.5 million in annual energy savings by automatically
turning off lighting and air conditioning systems
during non-peak operational hours.