CHAPTER 6 Pilot to Production
Energy Domain Role Importance Tags Usage
Office Phone 65 HR, recruiting 10 W
Office Phone 40 HR, recruiting 10 W
Public PC 35 Lobby, recruiting,
85 W
Office PC 65 HR, recruiting 110 W
Office PC 65 HR, recruiting 110 W
Common Lighting 100 HR, recruiting,
400 W
20 HR, recruiting 120 W
As you monitor the data, you can compute a simple baseline by role, importance rating, or
the tags you set up. Chapter 7, “Reporting,” will go into more detail about the data and presenta-
tion. What’s important now is to start to set up a baseline from the feed in preparation for set-
ting up rules and policies.
Implementing Policies
Policies are processes that you set up to manage power consumption. These policies will change
over time. You’ll be tweaking and adjusting them as part of your routine maintenance.
After you set up a rollout area with monitoring and a baseline, you can take three types of
actions to influence power consumption:
Passive These are purely monitoring steps. They are actions you take that do not interrupt
or change the power consumption of devices. You are collecting information without chang-
ing the source.
Manual These are steps you can take outside of an automated process. You can distribute
reports and have your users take steps on their own to adjust their power consumption.
Active These are steps that you can implement (scripts or processes) in your system to
monitor and adjust power consumption automatically.
Concentrate on the passive and manual activities first. Active controls require testing.
Practice manually before you start something thats automated.
Table 6.3: Power consumption for HR recruiting team at 4 p.m. (continued)
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