Energy Efficient Products for Public Schools

by The Source on April 1, 2011 · 0 comments

in Government,ScanSource POS & Barcode,Technology,Vertical Markets

School lunches aren’t the only consumption NYC public schools are analyzing!*

NYC Public Schools are analyzing power consumption in hopes of making the NYC school system more energy efficient. The NYC Education Department is collaborating with IBM and the City University of New York (CUNY) to develop the Energy Analytics for Buildings Program. The NYC Education Department hopes that the analytics will lead to a reduction in energy use within the school buildings, and the money that is saved will be used to supplement the educational curriculum.

Green initiatives and energy savings are hot topics globally and the US government is no exception. There are plenty of government agencies and public sector programs that are promoting energy efficiency and buying products that are Energy Star qualified. Benefits to energy efficiency include long term cost savings as well as a reduction in environmental wastes.

So, how can we, the POS & Barcoding channel partners, help public schools in NYC and schools nationwide become more energy efficient? We can start with promoting hardware upgrades and refreshes to put current, Energy Star products that use less energy to place in these schools. Start with the point of sale in the cafeteria and the barcoding products that are used in the library. Many of the ScanSource POS & Barcoding vendors have green initiatives and Energy Star qualified products. Ask your ScanSource sales rep if you need to know more about the energy efficiency of a particular product.

To read more about this energy efficiency program with the NYC schools, read the NYC Public Schools Hope Analytics Will Help Cut Power Consumption article.

Have you had requests from your end users to provide energy efficient POS & barcoding products? Do you have any successes within the public sector related to power consumption and energy efficiency?

*Special thanks to Nathan Lord for coming up with the creative title for this post! :)

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