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adopt environmentally-friendly practices,
and use renewable energy.

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Challenger of the Week
The Cliber Household
  • POWER SAVER
    certified (80)
    50
  • GREEN LEADER
    certified (152)
    50
  • RENEWABLE STAR
    in progress (2)
    10
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Action of the Week
  • Households: 248
    Set up Power Management on desktop computers and laptops

    The average desktop PC wastes half of the energy it consumes and 75% of energy consumption occurs when no one is in front of the computer! Did you know that a desktop computer left on 24/7 without power management can use up 600 kWh per year? That same computer will use only 200 kWh per year if power management is enabled. Of all the energy savings possible from household plug-in electronics, power management accounts for as much as 40%! By turning on your computer’s energy saving features, you can save over $60 a year in energy costs and reduce your CO2 emissions by nearly half a ton. Learn ten ways to reduce your computer’s energy consumption.

    Use the ENERGY STAR® guide to activate power management settings on your computer or run the ENERGY STAR® Wizard for CPUs running Windows 2000 or Windows XP operating systems.

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