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Energy Star names TWU as a top school for low carbon IT


DENTON — Texas Woman’s University recently was named as one of the top five universities in the U.S. who have contributed to the national Energy Star Low Carbon IT Power Campaign.

Energy Star is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy designed to protect the environment through energy-efficient products and practices.

According to Energy Star’s website, the Low Carbon IT Campaign is a nationwide effort to assist and recognize organizations for reducing the energy consumed by their information technology equipment.

As a contributor to the campaign, TWU has pledged to activate power management features on university monitors and computers to save energy.

“We are proud to be part of this effort to reduce the carbon footprint of our technology operations,” said Robert Placido, TWU associate provost for technology and chief information officer. “The efficient use of computers and monitors is not just good for our bottom line, it’s good for the environment.”

The EPA started its Energy Star program in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. More than 12,000 organizations are Energy Star partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, buildings and businesses. For more information, visit

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