Case Study - NightWatchman
Peterborough City Council esmated that 30% of its PCs were being le on unnecessarily. As an authority it is commied to reducing its carbon footprint and providing an example to others to advocate emission savings.
• Reduce carbon emissions by enforcing the shutdown of PCs and laptops• Beer manage the ICT infrastructure• Deliver soware faster and more cost eecvely• Save money by reducing the amount of electricitybeing wasted on PCs le in standby mode for longperiods of me• Retain the integrity of documents worked on• Provide beer management reporng todemonstrate Peterborough City Council as a leaderin energy management
• Introduce Microso soware to beer manager theICT estate and consistently deliver soware tothe desktop• Implement NightWatchman® to enforce theshutdown of PCs and laptops• Make available new opons of soware viaShopping to users and reduce cost to execute
• A cash saving of £50k per annum on electricity• Over 100 hours of ICT sta me saved by movingto Shopping• Over 250 hours of ICT sta me saved byintroducing Systems Management best pracce andtools including Nomad Enterprise from 1E• A reducon of 250 tonnes of CO
emissions per yearThe project delivered a return on investment in less than
3 months to the Council.
Peterborough City Council is a unitary council serving a populaonof 170,000, with 4,500 sta including schools. It is already rateda ‘good’ authority and is commied to achieving excellencewithin 18 months through an extensive corporate transformaonprogramme driving performance improvement and cost reducon.A recent report from the Naonal Energy Foundaon has foundthat carbon emissions equivalent to all the cars in a city the sizeof Liverpool could be saved every year if UK organizaons simplyturned o their computers overnight and at weekends.The research found that one in ve workers leaves their computeron at work at least three mes a week, wasng 1.5 billion kWhof electricity and generang signicant amounts of unnecessarygreenhouse gases. This equates to 10% of the UK’s Climate ChangeLevy target of 2 MtC.
Peterborough City Council has 4,500 sta and it was esmatedthat 30% of PCs were being le on at some point, cosng theauthority between £40 - £60 per annum per machine. Educangthe user community had been tried and a shut down policy wasin place but the percepon remained that machines that wentinto standby mode were powered o. This resulted in signicantpower sll being used by machines le on standby, parcularlyover weekends.The objecves of the UK Climate Change Act 2008 make tacklingenergy waste and reducing carbon emissions a high priority for thepublic sector. In addion, Peterborough wanted to demonstrateits commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and neededdemonstrable evidence of its work to reduce emissions and toreduce cost.
Peterborough City Council Saves £50,000 per Yearon Energy Costs Alone with 1E