It's not easy being green: understanding home computer power management

  title={It's not easy being green: understanding home computer power management},
  author={Marshini Chetty and A. J. Bernheim Brush and Brian Meyers and Paul Johns},
Although domestic computer use is increasing, most efforts to reduce energy use through improved power management have focused on computers in the workplace. We studied 20 households to understand how people use power management strategies on their home computers. We saw computers in the home, particularly desktop computers, are left on much more than they are actively used suggesting opportunities for economic and energy savings. However, for most of our participants, the economic incentives… CONTINUE READING
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