by Public Information
comments open from August 24 until September 12
On a single day this summer, county governments across the country could dramatically slash energy consumption costs with the flick of a switch! On Friday, August 27, the National Association of Counties is encouraging all county organizations to power down computers, monitors, printers and any other electronic devices at the end of the workday in an effort to reduce consumption and cut energy costs. Jefferson County has joined the effort and is challenging their employees and citizens to do the same.
Last year, more than 5,600 government and industry employees pledged to power down their computers, printers and monitors on Power IT Down Day – a savings of 73,000 kilowatt-hours in just one night.
Many major IT companies, such as Citrix, Hewlett-Packard, Intel and GTSI, have committed to switching off personal computers and peripherals for this third annual Power IT Down Day. This year, with Power IT Down Day falling on a Friday, the energy savings achieved can be greater than ever.
Power IT Down Day encourages government to embrace responsible energy usage at the individual level. We can all make a difference, not just on August 27, but every day.