Local Action Plan to Reduce Emissions of Greenhouse Gases

Sustainability steps of the Information Systems Department

Existing Reduction Measures in Winston-Salem Government Operations

  • Use of virtualization technologies to consolidate number of computer servers
  • Updated power management equipment in the data center.
  • Policies to turn off PCs at night.
  • Printing devices go into power save mode when inactive.
  • Surplus computers are donated to nonprofits or sold to employees for extended use.

Future Reduction Measures for Winston-Salem Government Operations

  • To become Energy Star compliant on desktop management.
  • Further consolidate servers through more aggressive virtualization technologies.
  • Monitor, report, and track power consumption in the data center.

Read the Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Local Action Plan to Reduce Emissions Report July 2008 [pdf/1mb/43p] 

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