Ecobutton™ – One Small Click, One Big Change
Most of us don't know how we could live without our computers, but we could definitely live without the energy and CO2 emissions they waste. It is estimated that over $1.7 billion and almost 15 million tons of CO2 emissions are wasted each year in the US due to computers being left idle, numbers that could be drastically reduced with the click of a button.
Winner of the "Most Innovative Green Product" Award at the 2008 ASI Show, the ecobutton™ puts your computer into a special "ecomode" that saves more energy than normal sleep mode. This logoed computer accessory draws only the same nominal power as when the computer and monitor are completely shut down, helping you easily save energy while taking a phone call or break, doing paperwork, or going to lunch or meetings. When you're ready to use your computer, simply push the button again – the computer instantly returns where you left off and displays a splash page telling you how much money and carbon (CO2) you saved by using this eco-friendly technology tool.
Ecobuttons™ easily connect to your computer via a USB cable, and bring your computer back to operational mode in much less time than it takes to restart. Because the ecobutton™ stays illuminated even during ecomode, it provides a useful reminder that all unnecessary computers, lighting, heating and air conditioning, etc., should be switched off at the end of the day.
While these indirect savings cannot be calculated, it is estimated that a small to medium sized business running 50 computers could save around 3.40 tons of CO2 and almost $1000 per year of electricity by using the ecobutton™ for just 2 hours per day. A larger business operating 1000 PCs or more could save over $15,000 and prevent a staggering 68 tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere just by using the ecobutton™ for 2 hours each day.
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