CASE STUDY
Faronics Power Save and the School District of the Chathams
"We noticed the product was working as expected immediately. Best of all it has not wasted any time or resources of IT personnel."
- John Abdelmalak, Director of Technology
Challenges faced

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.

A Solution That Worked

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.

Power Save & School District of the Chatham Reaps Rewards of PC Power Management
by Kelly Batke

Because energy usage by computers is not itemized individually, many school districts, like the School District of the Chathams are unaware of the extensive amount of electricity used by their PCs.

John Abdelmalak, Director of Technology for the school district, knew that reducing PC energy consumption the school district could save a significant amount of energy, and more importantly, money. The district turned to Faronics Power Save to power down their workstations during periods of inactivity.

“All of the projects including Power Save have had a significant impact on our green efforts,” said Abdelmalak.

Any hesitation experienced from staff was quickly dismissed when they learned the benefits of PC power management. Not only has the district increased their energy efficiency, but they have prevented unnecessary spending on utilities that would otherwise be cut from other programs.

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.

 

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Faronics Power Save and the School District of the Chathams