For you energy-minded IT professionals who prefer only to work with companies that are part of the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star program, I wanted to alert you that power management software supplier BigFix has become an Energy Star partner. The company also has qualified for a number of electric utility rebate programs. So far, BigFix is working with Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric in California; Avista Utilities in Washington, Oregon and Idaho; and the City of San Francisco Energy Watch program. Basically what this means is that you can earn a rebate of between $10 and $25 per computer for installing the software, which lets you better control your computer's power consumption. Here's more information.
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