What Information Technology Services is doing to go green:
Information Technology Services (ITS) purchases equipment from environmentally committed companies, participates in Dell’s Recycling and Asset Recovery Services, implemented the print management system, updates processes to go paperless where possible, participates in campus recycling when paper is still needed, and has implemented a computer energy management plan that falls in-line with NSU's second strategic goal of building sustainable communities.
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Apple - Environment
Going Green with Energy Management
The Energy Management plan is designed to enhance NSU's sustainability by lessening our carbon footprint. The Energy Management power saving modes are explained below.
Each weeknight at midnight, all computers that are still powered on, will enter a hibernation mode. All open programs and documents will be suspended and saved to the hard drive. Computers in hibernation mode will continue in hibernation mode until they are powered on by pressing the PC power button.
Midnight on Friday night, all computers that are still on, will begin to shut down. This is different from hibernation in that all open programs will be closed and any unsaved work will be lost.
For those late night workers, there is the option of not hibernating or shutting down. If you happen to be working on your computer at midnight, a pop-up window will give you three choices which are "OK," "Snooze," and "Cancel." Click "OK" to proceed with hibernation or shutdown, click "Snooze" to delay for 15 minutes and then the pop-up will repeat, clicking "Cancel" will allow the computer to remain fully function and no action will occur that night.
To learn more see the Energy Management FAQs sheet.
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