This is going to be a running article to see how much we can save companies and
individuals, simply by changing habits. Technacon Company Inc. is looking for
your ideas to see what we can save the average person – and put more money
in the implementer’s pocket – Cha-ching. We want to help people go green and save green.
Here are the rules for Go Green Save Green:
- No investment – In today’s economy making payroll is a struggle so the savings has to come from changing habits
- Calculate annual savings – To keep everything apples to
apples, calculate the savings for a year. If the savings is for a single item,
say a computer or a vehicle, note the savings for a single item and if you have
a reliable source that gives the average number per company or household,
reference the source and give the finally average savings.
- And the Winner Receives – The person that offers the most
savings ideas will have their choice of a free signed copy of “The Dog
Next Door and Other Stories of the Dogs We Love” http://www.amazon.com/Dog-Next-Door-Other-Stories/
or “Dangerous Turn Ahead”http://www.amazon.com/Dangerous-Turn-Ahead/,
the opportunity to guest blog at Technacon.com and a link to their website.
The first suggestion for go green save green was tweeted on Friday, September 9th:
If you turn off your company’s computers when they aren’t in use it you will save about $20 a year.
Here is the go green save green calculation:
Assume the average person pays $.11/KW
A computer in sleep mode uses 18 KWa year for $1.98
The average number of employees per business in the USA is 16 (see http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview/id/279843.html),
assuming 2/3 of these employees have their own computer in their work area
(10.56) The total is $20.91.
An alternative view can be found at
http://www.brighthub.com/environment/green-computing/articles/9351.aspx or http://dssw.co.uk/research/computer_energy_consumption.html#_Toc29375315
Here is a reference website used in this go green to save green calculation http://www.energysavers.gov/pdfs/energy_savers.pdf