Faculty Advisor

LePage, Suzanne

Faculty Advisor

Looft, Fred J.

Faculty Advisor

Virani, Shamsnaz S.

Abstract

This IQP sought to improve sustainability at WPI by reducing the energy wasted by the university’s desktop computers. Energy waste was calculated by inventorying desktop computers, measuring their power draw, and estimating the ways in which they were used. It was found that the university’s desktop computers waste approximately 300,000 kWh of electricity annually; however, a policy of putting idle computers to sleep with Windows 7 Power Options could reduce this waste by 69%.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2017

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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