Microsoft has released a ConfigMgr Desired Configuration Management template pack for auditing the energy saving settings of your computers. Whether you believe in global warming or not, there’s no denying that oil reserves are reducing and energy costs are rocketing. Governments are also considering carbon footprint charges. Anything you can do to reduce energy costs, i.e. reducing that carbon footprint, will save the business money.
Make use of the power control settings in Vista (via group policy) and make use of Configuration Manager DCM to monitor them and you might just reduce the operating costs of your business.