Buying in bulk—computers

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Snap shot of expected savings

200 Desktop Computers (4-year life)

Annual Lifetime Annual Lifetime
Energy consumption
32,295 129,180 56,998 227,992
Energy cost
(@ 12.3¢/kWh)
$3,997 $13,173 $7,019 $23,249
Maintenance cost $0 $0 $0 $0
Total operating cost $3,997 $13,173 $7,019 $23,249
Incremental cost   $0    
Total life-cycle cost   $13,173 - $23,249
Total energy savings
24,703 98,812    
Total energy and
Maintenance cost savings
$3,024 $10,076    
Emissions savings
(kg CO2)
3,485 13,834    
Payback period 0 years (based on incremental cost of $0 per ENERGY STAR certified unit)

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