California state agencies turn to Verdiem to achieve energy savings

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Seattle, June 7, 2010 — Several California state agencies, municipalities, schools and universities are taking a role in reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions by using Verdiem software.

In alignment with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s executive order to reduce energy usage from IT operations by 30 percent by 2012, California’s Department of Transportation, Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of Health Care Services, Department of Social Services, Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery and the California Environmental Protection Agency have all deployed Verdiem’s PC power management software on nearly 70,000 PC’s with the goal of reducing PC energy consumption by up to 60 percent.

California, one of the largest economies in the world and the most populous state in the U.S., has taken a leadership role in setting and implementing progressive energy conservation and serves as a model for government agencies and enterprises worldwide,” said Jeremy Jaech, CEO of Verdiem. “PC power management has proven to be a potent method for achieving fast and tangible reductions in energy consumption and carbon emissions and we’re thrilled to be working with nearly a hundred organizations throughout the state of California towards achieving their sustainability goals.”

Verdiem also announced that the USC Marshall School of Business, the City of Long Beach Police Department and the City of Santa Monica are among nearly 100 customers in California who have deployed Verdiem’s PC power management software to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions.

“We are particularly impressed with Verdiem’s PC energy management solution. Prior to engaging with Verdiem, our environmentally conscious staff had already implemented a number of power savings measure for our PC’s. Still, after deploying Verdiem, we were able to realize energy savings of twenty five percent and achieve a rapid cost recovery,” said Gary Arstein-Kerslake, CIO for the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery. “On top of the financial benefits, we’re looking forward to gaining some operational efficiencies using other key features of Verdiem’s solution, such as Wake-On-LAN and Wake-On-Web.”

“The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has worked with Verdiem for the last year and appreciate their efforts,” said Deborah Hysen, CDCR’s Chief Deputy Director.” Verdiem’s technology has helped us to further reduce energy consumption at our facilities statewide. We were also able to coordinate a substantial rebate, which greatly reduced the overall project cost to the State.”

Nearly fifteen utilities in the state of California currently offer rebates for the purchase and deployment of Verdiem’s PC power management solution. Rebate commonly covers the full cost of purchase, up to $15 per computer license, providing an immediate return on investment.

Utilities providing rebates include: Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison, San Diego Gas & Electric, Sacramento Municipal Utility District and Silicon Valley Power.

 

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