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What Is Green Computing?

By Nextrio on June 26th, 2013 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditlinkedinmailby feather

Businesses around the world are taking steps to ensure that they are following environmentally friendly practices. Some familiar eco-friendly measures include starting a recycling program or installing energy saving appliances. Did you know that your computers can also go green? Here is some vital information about green computing: 

Origins of Green Computing

The term green computing describes the environmentally responsible usage of computers and computing technology. Green computing was first initiated by the Environmental Protection Agency in 1992. At this time, the EPA introduced measures to increase the energy efficiency in computers, CPUs, servers, and other computing devices. To promote the green computing program, the EPA created the Energy Star label, which is now commonly seen on many energy efficient devices.

Philosophy of Green Computing

Energy Star labeled computers are just one way that you can develop a green computing program for your business. There are other measures you that you can take to ensure that your computer usage is energy efficient and environmentally friendly. Be sure to invest in LCD monitors, which use less energy than CRT monitors. Finally, be sure to correctly recycle all of your paper and electronic waste.

To learn more about green computing for your business, contact Nextrio. We offer a broad range of computer support and IT services, and our team of IT experts can provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to make sure that your computer use is friendly on the environment. To schedule a consultation for your business in the Tucson area, call us at (520) 545-7100.