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Efficiency Initiative: New IT Power-Saving Policy


Washington, DC - As part of the Efficiency and Effectiveness initiative, the University will be implementing a network-wide power saving policy.  This system-wide policy will automatically configure a user’s PC to an energy-savings policy: monitors will power-down after 15 minutes of non-usage, followed by hard drives after 30 minutes, and machines will enter into suspend mode after 1 hour.  This will not affect data on the computer and computers will go back into active mode upon usage.  This policy is based off best practices and will save the University both energy and financial resources.  This policy will not only advance the University’s efficient use of resources, but will also support the University’s Sustainability Initiative. 

The Efficiency and Effectiveness Initiative is a University-wide Initiative to drive strategic cross-cutting efficiencies and improve operational effectiveness throughout the University. Please refer to our Efficiency web pages for further information.

As the only urban land-grant institution in the United States, the University of the District of Columbia ( supports a broad mission of education, research and community service across all member colleges and schools, which include the Community College, College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences, College Arts and Sciences, School of Business and Public Administration, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and David A. Clarke School of Law.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit:

The University of the District of Columbia is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education - 3624 Market Street - Philadelphia, PA 19104 - 267.284.5000.

Contact: Alan Etter, Vice President of University Relations & Public Affairs,, 202.345.6371