At a time when schools are squeezed for funding, Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) has found an innovative way to cut costs without impacting its educational mission in Maryland. The district, which serves over 135,000 students, has installed software from Verdiem that measures, manages, and reduces the energy consumption of over 17,000 of the district's PCs. The software is projected to save the district nearly $200,000 annually. By cutting the energy consumption of its PCs, Prince George's is eliminating 6.6 million pounds of CO2 from the atmosphere every year – the equivalent of removing 500 SUVs from Maryland roads.
"Staff carefully validated the energy savings, technical compatibility, and user impact of the Verdiem software before deciding on a district-wide roll-out in Prince George's County Public Schools. The school district is always seeking innovative ways to operate more efficiently. With Verdiem's software, money spent to power PCs when no one is using them can instead be used to advance our educational mission."