Back on the topic of Energy, I received a presentation that Rick Maddox (Symantec) reviewed at ManageFusion that explains Energy Wasting Statistics (for example: 60% of PCs are left on overnight). Also:
•Typical PC uses 588 kWh of energy per year
–1,000 lbs of CO2
–2/3 of the energy is wasted
–15 PCs = 1 mid-size car
Wow!. very interesting when you compare to a mid-size car. In this presentation Rick goes on to show how Altiris is making a difference with it's partners as well as showed their Energy Saver toolkit. I have not used this toolkit as of yet, however here is the info page on their site. http://www.altiris.com/Products/EnergySaverToolkit.aspx.
Here's the full presentation:
Update on tools, I'm still working to get a set of tools that I can share out or reference from the community around power. I hope to blog about this in the next 1-2 weeks. If you are interested to hear what i'm doing check out my last blog.