The School District of the Chathams is a regional public school district serving the students of Chatham Borough and Chatham Township in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. They have approximately 500 employees and 3900 students in their district with a total of 58 active servers on the network (21 are physical servers). Because energy usage by computers is not itemized individually, many school districts, like the School District of the Chathams, do not realize the extensive amount of electricity used by their PCs. The school district originally tried to enforce a policy where computers were powered on only when they were needed, but the results were less than positive.
The School District of the Chathams deployed Power Save to gain complete control over power management and for detailed data related to power savings. Because of the way the district’s energy consumption is billed, the most accurate way for the school district to determine the savings was to compare a monthly electric bill with the same month in the previous year. By employing green projects, like the adoption of a dedicated PC power management solution, the district is not only helping the environment, but they are sending a strong message to future generations of students.