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  • Computers consume ~2% of nation’s electricityEnergy consumed by servers & data centers in the US: ~100 billion kWh ($7.4 billion)
  • $12 per eligible workstation, which includes both a computer monitor and CPU/desktop, not to exceed the Total Installed Cost. Note: The Total Installed Cost may include the cost of the license, external installation and/or external set-up fees. Internal staff labor and maintenance fees should not be included. Please include the cost per unit and the total installed cost for the software installation on the rebate application. Maybe say something like “if you aren’t familiar with the ComEd territory, please visit our website where there in a full map of the territory.”
  • Maybe add info on Instant Discount Option here and Tenant release form.
  • Energy star webinar updated

    1. 1. Webinarwww.pcpower-rebates-il.com28 May 2013
    2. 2. Today’s Agenda1. Introductions2. Webinar Guidelines3. PC Power Management– Mike Walker, Beacon Consultants Network onbehalf of US EPA’s ENERGY STAR program4. Rebates for ComEd CustomersLaura Kimes and Mike Dessilla,Resource Solutions Group5. Q&AFebruary 8, 2013
    3. 3. Webinar Guidelines• Respond to polls whenpresenter initiates.• Ask any questions aboutparticular material beingpresented through“Questions/ Chat” option.We will address questions atthe end of each segment.• Notify us of any A/Vproblems through“Questions/Chat” optionFebruary 8, 2013
    4. 4. PC Power ManagementIdentifying & Understanding OpportunitiesMarch 2013Mike Walker, PresidentBeacon Consultants Network Inc.(An ENERGY STAR Technical Support Contractor)
    5. 5. 5Who are we?• Work on behalf of ENERGY STAR: “technicalsupport contractors”• 3 core areas of expertise:– Large scale “human behavior change”– IT, technology– Energy efficiency, sustainability• Our services are free: we get paid by EPA• Vendor/product/solution neutral• Advised/assisted hundreds of orgs on IT EE,including dozens of Fortune 500s
    6. 6. 6Why are we here today?• We have documented enormous potential forenergy savings in & around IT• Savings remain untapped because ofmisaligned incentives in most large orgs• We want to make our (free) services morewidely available
    7. 7. 7Imagine…
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    9. 9. What is “CPM”, and why should I care?
    10. 10. 10Energy saving features on everycomputer• Automatically place inactive computer (CPU,hard drive, etc.) & monitor into low power mode• Wakes upon mouse or keyboard input• Built into Windows, Mac OS X, some Linux OSs– Called “standby” and “hibernate” on PC– Called “sleep” on Mac“CPM” settings must be activated!
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    12. 12. 12Why power management?•  electricity consumption•  cooling loads•  peak load demand charges•  air pollution•  carbon footprint• Executive Order 13423 requires federalagencies to activate “sleep” features
    13. 13. 13“Plug load” in office buildings ismostly computersSource: Energy InformationAdministration, 2003Other 3%3 VendingMachines 5%3 Water Coolers2%5 Coffee machines 3%111 TaskLights 2%Source: The CadmusGroup (Base Case EnergyUse at NYSERDA Office)
    14. 14. 14For optimal savings & userexperience, EPA recommends:• Setting monitors to enter sleep mode after 5-20*minutes of inactivity• Setting computers to enter system standby orhibernate after 30-60* minutes of inactivity– AC power profile on notebooks– Don’t bother with “Turn off hard disks”• The lower the settings, the more energy yousave
    15. 15. 15Two challenges1. Activating sleep settings on many computers atonce2. Ensuring that sleep settings do not interferewith the distribution of administrative softwareupdates– E.g., Windows security patches, antivirus definitions
    16. 16. 16CPM offers a compelling returnon investment• Labor costs: ~ $5 / seat– Identifying appropriate solutions– Testing & troubleshooting exceptions– Ensuring that sleeping computers do notinterfere with administrative softwareupdates• Software costs: ~ $0-15 / seat– Commercial solutions range from roughly$3-15 per PC• Vs. energy savings of $120-$160 / seatAssumptions: 1000 seats; labor costs = 2 weeks of work for one network administrator @ $2,500 per week
    17. 17. 17Myth or reality?You’d actually save more energy –and a lot of trouble – if you simplyrequired people to turn off theircomputers each night.
    18. 18. 18The verdict: myth!• You only save a watt or two by turning off acomputer vs. placing it in sleep mode• Forgetting to shut down your computer just ahandful of times will negate an entire year’sworth of incremental energy savings• Surveys and interviews with IT managersconsistently conclude that policies “requiring”users to turn off their PCs at night result in onlyabout 70-90% compliance
    19. 19. 195 Steps For Getting Everyoneon Board1. Don’t start with IT!2. Review current power settings and policies– Are sleep features enabled on monitors? Computers?– What sleep settings are utilized? (e.g., MPM only? After 1 hr?)– Do users leave PCs on at night?– Roughly how many computers and monitors are there in total?– Estimate savings potential at Share the savings opportunity with “friends” in finance,facilities, and IT…
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    21. 21. 225 Steps For Getting Everyone onBoard, cont.4. Counter technical objections with you might be right:let’s ask an expert– Make one modest request: join a 30-60 min. call with a vendor-neutral expert5. Contact Resource Solutions Group regarding $12incentives for ComEd customers.– Laura Kimes –– Mike Dessilla –
    22. 22. 23Free services we provide• Vendor-neutral technical consultations for savingenergy– Power managing networked computers– Data centers– Misc. IT & plug load• Public domain software solutions for CPM• Savings estimates• Power metering studies• Public recognition
    23. 23. 24Contact information• Additional information• Contacts:– Mike Walker, Beacon Consultants Network Inc.(EPA Technical Support Contractor): 617-921-8445,– Steve Ryan, US EPA ENERGY STAR ProgramManager: 202-343-9123,
    24. 24. www.pcpower-rebates-il.com28 May 2013
    25. 25. About the ProgramWhat Is It?• $12 per seat rebate for networked PC powermanagement software• Standalone or bundled solutionsWho Is Eligible?• Commercial account holders or commercialtenants in the ComEd electric delivery territory inIllinois• Private sector customers only, public taxpayer-funded entities are not eligible.www.pcpower-rebates-il.com28 May 2013
    26. 26. Purpose of theProgramRebate lowersbarrier to buyingand usingpowermanagementsolutionsSoftware helpscommercialcustomersreduce energyuse and saveon monthlyutility billsSolution andrelationshipopens door toother energyefficiencyprojectswww.pcpower-rebates-il.com28 May 2013
    27. 27. Our RolesReaching andEducating theCustomer• Outreach andreferrals to softwarevendors• Marketing materials• Web resources forcustomer education• Answer energyefficiency questionsVerifying Eligibility andProcessing Rebates• Applicationassistance andreview• Verifying savings andtracking success• Continuous customerengagementwww.pcpower-rebates-il.com28 May 2013
    28. 28. Qualifying Software All products as listed at Not previously installed or purchased Intended for use on networked workstation(CPU and monitor) Must be purchased and installed betweenOctober 1, 2012 and May 31, 2013 Rebates only paid on PCs located in ComEdIllinois delivery territorywww.pcpower-rebates-il.com28 May 2013
    29. 29. How It WorksIdentify potential project – Set up a meeting with RSG for moreinformation. or mdessilla@rsgrp.comSign and submit Program Participation AgreementPurchase completed and software installedSubmit invoice with Rebate Application and proof ofinstallationRebate provided upon verified applicationwww.pcpower-rebates-il.com28 May 2013
    30. 30. ProgramParticipantAgreementsubmittedProgramParticipantAgreementapprovedSoftwarePurchasedRebateApplicationSubmittedRebateCheckIssuedRebate Process*Response within5 business days*Timeline represents typical processing time for an applicantsubmitting a complete, timely, and qualified application.Software installedand applicationpostmarked inless than 90 daysor by 6/15/2013.Response within 5business daysCheck issued ~10business daysafter receipt ofqualifyingapplication
    31. 31. PR Opportunities• Case studies• Infographic• Press releases• Big check presentations• Opportunities with ENERGY STARNovember 2, 2012
    32. 32. Case StudyNovember 2, 2012 www.pcpower-rebates-il.comGrumman/Butkus Associates• Total Project Cost: $0 with instantdiscount feature• Total Rebate: $425• Estimated Total Savings: 14,585kWh“We became interested in deploying aDesktop Power Management Solution at ouroffice so that we could make an informedrecommendation to our customers...[lookingfor ways] to save energy and money, bypowering down computers at night.”- David Eldridge, Project Manager“We are very happy with the incentive wereceived and with the program overall. Therebate application process was reallysmooth.”
    33. 33. Next Steps Submit pre-approval form Sign up for 1-on-1 meetings with RSG andENERGY STAR to discuss your specific needs• Fill out ENERGY STAR’s Low Carbon IT Pledge• Like the “Desktop Power Management Program” onLinkedIn and Facebook• Contact RSG with any questions:• Laura Kimes –• Mike Dessilla – mdessilla@rsgrp.comNovember 2, 2012
    34. 34. Questions?•• Contacts:– Laura Kimes, Program Manager:312-344-1554,– Mike Dessilla, Program Associate:312-344-1535,– General program contact info:312-344-1540,– Mike Walker, EPA Technical Support