Friday, August 8, 2008

EDsys Computers builds greenest computer

EDsys Computers has won the inaugural Green PC Competition and picked up a Toyota Prius Hybrid car as a result.

The campaign, open to resellers to build Australia’s greenest PC, was sponsored by Western Digital, Gigabyte and Intel.

It was judged by APC Magazine and measured idle power consumption and underload in kWh. The judges final score was calculated using a formula based on Microsoft research for averaged “real world” usage models for PC activity breakdown in the workplace.

General manager Greg McDougall said: “We are thrilled to win this award. Our industry as a whole generates an enormous amount of waste and it is up to all of us to take a proactive role in doing what we can to reduce our environmental impact.”

McDougall added: “Winning the Toyota Prius is a great bonus, however the fact that we were able to demonstrate that EDsys Computers can build energy efficient PC’s is a bigger success for us, we believe that the prestige accompanied by winning this award and the recognition of our efforts in Green Technology is more important.”

In March 2008 the company signed up with Carbon Neutral to educate people in reducing the emissions of their systems. It will use the Toyota to replace one of its fleet vehicles.

The company contributes quarterly to Carbon Neutral for tree planting to offset the carbon emissions created by their systems. Over the next 12 months they expect to fund the planting of in excess of 25,000 trees.

EDsys Computers supplies peripherals, notebooks, workstations and servers to government and education markets. It re-uses and recycles all packaging, paper and plastics and is working to become ISO14001 compliant.,edsys-computers-builds-greenest-computer.aspx