Newport Independent School District Opts for Faronics Power Save’s Intelligent Energy Management
by Braden Cave
When Newport Independent decided to implement a formal district-wide energy management policy, Rusty Adams knew he had his work cut out for him.
Newport Independent provides preschool services to children from birth through age five, and GED course work for adults through its Alternative Learning Center. As the district’s Lead Technician, it was his responsibility to ensure that the district’s computers were in compliance with the new energy management policy. Rusty also knew that the current practice of leaving the computers on during weekdays and only turning them off during weekends was going to have to change.
Newport Independent’s past experiences with the basic power saving settings provided with the operating system were less than positive; the energy management settings offered little flexibility, and often the computers would stop responding. As a result, the district disabled the computer energy management settings and relied on shutting computers down manually at the end of a school week.
After searching for a solution on the Internet, Rusty found Power Save to be the best fit for their needs. “It has freed up the time and resources of IT because we trust Power Save to shut down the labs for us in order to satisfy our district’s energy management policy requirements,” says Rusty Adams.
Power Save’s energy management features were able to bring the district’s computers in line with Newport Independent’s energy policy. The benefits are not only financial, but environmental too. The less energy that the computers use, the smaller the carbon footprint they create.