Verdiem, a Seattle company whose name means “Green Day” in Latin, is making a tidy profit off the fact that we just can’t seem to turn our computers off when we’re not using them. Just a few weeks ago, the company reached the half-million mark for PCs now using their energy-saving software, SURVEYOR.
Verdiem’s SURVEYOR software works by providing centralized management of networked computers to shift them into lower power states when they are not being used. The company estimates that the average office PC can reduce its power consumption by 30% when using SURVEYOR.
CEO Kevin Klustner states, “We’ve created a business here by taking advantage of the fact that all PCs come with lower power settings that can be invoked. The problem is that end users either ignore them, or override them, for whatever reason…Department of Energy studies show that 90% of the end users never do that.”
You can go to their website (www.verdiem.com) to check out a live tally of not only the estimated kilowatt hours of energy and dollars saved by their customers, but also the amount of greenhouse gas reductions (and automobile removal equivalency) the software has provided for so far.
Current clients of Verdiem using SURVEYOR include the state of California, Citigroup, and a number of cities and school systems.
|< Prev||Next >|