BO Technology, LLC. Joins EPA's ENERGY STAR Low Carbon IT Campaign Lowers Their Carbon Footprint in "Sleep Mode"

Today, BO Technology, LLC  joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR Low Carbon IT Campaign by enabling the power management, or sleep mode, on their computers and monitors. This simple step will help reduce the nation's growing demand for electricity, save organizations money and help fight global warming.

If all office computers and monitors in the U.S. were set to sleep when not being used, the country could save more than 44 billion kWh or $4 billion worth of electricity and avoid the greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those of about 5 million cars each year.

"We are proud to be part of this effort to reduce the carbon footprint of our IT operations, said Thierry Duclay, CEO. "The efficient use of computers and monitors is not just good for our bottom line, it's good for the environment."

BO Technology, LLC joins the ranks of leading businesses and organizations who are participating in the ENERGY STAR Low Carbon IT Campaign, including Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc., Association of Bay Area Governments Energy Watch, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Dell, Inc., Fox Entertainment Group, Inc., HP, Microsoft, OfficeMax, City of Portland (OR) Public Schools, City of San Jose (CA), and Snohomish (WA) County Public Utility District.

"EPA is pleased to recognize BO Technology, LLC as a Participant in the ENERGY STAR Low Carbon IT Campaign," said ENERGY STAR Program Manager Steve Ryan. "By taking this simple pledge, we can make a substantial difference in the fight against global warming. ENERGY STAR's power management tools offer a cost-effective way to save energy, money, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions."

Power management enables computers and monitors to go into a low-power sleep mode after a period of inactivity. Power management has the potential to save up to $ 50 per computer annually. Despite the significant savings, according to Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, only a scant five to ten percent of U.S. organizations have deployed these settings on computers.

About BO Technology, LLC

Founded in 2002, BO Technology provides information technology solutions to hundreds of small and medium-sized businesses worldwide. Our mission is to provide our customers, who rely on technology, with world-class managed services, advanced technical expertise, extensive practical business experience and unmatched quality of service with a personal and friendly touch. Our clients are global companies in the sectors of High Fashion, Retail, Manufacturing, Distribution, Banking, Service Providers and Cosmetics.

Since 2009 BO Technology is a proud Cegid Partner. We carry Cegid Business Retail (CBR), a fully comprehensive retail management solution designed to improve the productivity, performance and profitability of fashion and specialty retailers.

Over 1,000 retailers and 20,000 stores in more than 65 countries rely on Cegid’s retail management solutions to drive their business forward.

About ENERGY STAR

ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Today, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money and help protect the environment for future generations. More than 12,000 organizations are ENERGY STAR partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, buildings and businesses. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit www.energystar.gov or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937)