AUK cuts computer lab energy costs

Switch to Lenovo all-in-one PCs cuts power consumption by 87% for American University of Kuwait

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AUK cuts computer lab energy costs AUK has cut energy consumption for four of its computer labs, and also saved on the cost of building a new facility.
By  Mark Sutton Published  November 20, 2012

The American University of Kuwait has been completed renovation of four computer labs, increasing the number of PCs available to students while cutting the energy costs by 87%.

AUK replaced 108 separate PCs and monitors with 156 Lenovo ThinkCentre M71z all-in-one desktops, with considerably smaller footprint. Along with cutting annual energy consumption from 1.6 MW to 204,000 kW, the university also estimates that it saved $300,000 on a new computer lab that would have been necessary to accommodate the extra PCs.

Oliver Ebel, executive director and general manager, Lenovo Middle East & Africa said, "Lenovo's Think-branded products power the operations of thousands of companies around the world and we are thrilled to be working with AUK to help boost productivity and enhance technological access for students. Long recognized as a hallmark for innovation and excellence ThinkCentre machines are designed with consistency, reliability and durability in mind. We look forward to continuing our support to academic institutions around the region, ensuring students are provided with access to the latest technology that enables them to join the 21st century knowledge economy."

"Behind their sleek exteriors, ThinkCentre all-in-one are designed to deliver
serious productivity while staying within the confines of tight spaces and budgets," added Ebel.

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