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Power Off Computers

Department: Labor and Veterans Affairs
Estimated Annual Savings: $6.94 million

The veterans affairs department wants to "demonstrate its commitment to greening and environmental responsibility" by having staff members turn off their computers when they are not in use. The department says it could save $6.9 million, including related "soft cost" savings.

The labor department says it could save roughly $50 per computer annually with full power-down compliance, for an annual cost saving of about $40,000.

Source: Office of Management and Budget

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