At the end of the work day on August 27, government agencies and contractors are encouraged to power down electronics as part of “Power IT Down Day.”
“Participation doubled during last year’s Power IT Down Day, and we hope to reach even more individuals in 2010, ” said Tom Simmons, Citrix’s U.S. Public Sector vice president. ” Because Power IT Down Day falls on a Friday this year, government and industry have the chance to save even more energy – not only on one night, but for the entire weekend. That’s a potential savings of 55 kilowatt hours per person, which can quickly add up to a significant impact on responsible energy consumption.”
The GAO noted that the federal government is the nation’s largest energy consumer.
“HP encourages our employees to exercise healthy energy savings habits, and Power IT Down Day is one way we can help our customers do the same, ” said vice president, U.S. Federal at HP Tom Hempfield. “Every individual makes a difference.”