Faronics Power Save and Chaffey Joint Union High School District

by Braden Cave

Chaffey Joint Union High School District deploys Faronics’ computer power management software for a quick return on investment.

Chaffey Joint Union High School District (CJUHSD) located in San Bernardino County, California is a rapidly growing district with over 2,000 employees and 25,000 students operating on over 5,000 workstations in an all-Windows environment.

With no existing computer power management strategy in place, the district’s workstations were often left powered on overnight, wasting a colossal amount of energy and money. The school district was searching for ways to save money and knew that a dedicated computer power management strategy offered a quick return on investment.

The district initially tested Faronics Power Save in Audit Mode on approximately 4,000 workstations. Power Save’s Audit Mode feature enables organizations to determine the quantity of energy consumed as well as the potential for savings without actually starting to manage power.

Within one month CJUHSD saw a significant difference in their electric bills. The district reduced their computer energy consumption by over $350,000 in a year, which translated to over $70 per workstation.

“I am extremely impressed by the evolution of Power Save. The latest version(s) include even more savings reports and features that offered even more configuration flexibility from when we first installed it,” said CJUHSD Network Specialist David Patzold.

By implementing a dedicated computer power management solution, CJUHSD is demonstrating a strong commitment to environmental and fiscal responsibility.

 

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