Enterprise strategies for reducing the life-cycle energy use and greenhouse gas emissions of personal computers

Eric Masanet*, Arpad Horvath

*Corresponding author for this work

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8 Scopus citations

Abstract

This paper examines the effectiveness of several important enterprise strategies for reducing the life-cycle energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of office computers. A modeling framework is presented, which quantifies the annual primary energy use and GHG emissions necessary to maintain and operate an enterprise personal computer (PC) stock. The case of a California-based enterprise with 5,000 desktop PCs is considered as a baseline scenario. The model is applied to estimate technically-achievable reductions in life-cycle energy use and GHG emissions associated with six common enterprise PC management strategies, as compared to the baseline scenario. The total technical potential for primary energy savings is estimated at roughly 60%; the total technical potential for GHG savings is estimated at roughly 35%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2006 IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment - Conference Record
Pages21-26
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 22 2006
Event2006 IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment - Scottsdale, AZ, United States
Duration: May 8 2006May 11 2006

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment
Volume2006

Other

Other2006 IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityScottsdale, AZ
Period5/8/065/11/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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