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Faronics Helps BC Hydro Reduce IT Costs


Like most school districts across the province, School District 37 (Delta) and School District 39 (Vancouver) operate large computer labs – roughly 5,500 in Delta and 8,900 in Vancouver. Computers are significant users of electricity, and one of the problems involved in operating computer labs is the difficulty in getting people to turn the machines off at the end of the day. Leaving computers on results in a substantial waste of electricity and higher-than-necessary operating costs. Indeed, about 500 gigawatt hours of electricity are wasted each year in B.C. because workplace computers are left on at night and during inactive periods. This translates into approximately $29 million in annual electricity costs…