Consider an ENERGY STAR rated product, if you're in the market for a new computer. Be sure to donate or recycle your old equipment. Knox County and the City of Knoxville accept electronics from residents at the Household Hazardous Waste facility.
- Use energy management settings for your personal computer, monitor, and printers.
- Although most modern devices are energy efficient, you can save energy by turning off computers, monitors, and accessories (e.g., speakers and printers) when you're done for the day. It's a common misconception that you should always leave them on.
- If you have servers, consider server virtualization and efficient cooling methods. Audit your equipment and update or condense where possible to save on energy costs.
Learn more about saving energy related to your computer and electronics from the U.S. Department of Energy.