The PC Power and Patch Management program allows staff and faculty to install IBM Tivoli Endpoint Manager (TEM) software onto University computers. TEM helps the University reduce our energy and natural resource consumption, and provides additional security for patch release and management. Also, the PC Power and Patch Management program supports the goals of the UW Climate Action Plan.
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- Achieve long term, sustainable energy savings through the reduction of individual computer power usage
- Measure strategic effectiveness with power usage monitoring dashboards
- Use web-based reporting and other analytical tools
- Manage the distribution of software patches
A portion of this project was funded through the Seattle City Light Energy Smart Services Program. This is a program that provides financial incentives, i.e. rebates, for implementing technologies or equipment that go beyond the standard best practices. The remainder of the project will be funded by Facilities Services.
The user interface shows the user the dollar amount, energy amount and carbon amount they could be saving with better PC power management. The tool then allows the user to opt into UW power schemes with energy efficient settings that allow standard updates to occur.
Sponsored by: UW-IT, Facilities Services, and Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability.
The Climate Action Plan outlines strategies for reducing University emissions (Section 4), including IT strategies (Section 4.3) and ways to exercise Power Management (Section 4.3.2), both of which the Green Computing program supports.