SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq:JAVA) today announced the findings of its Open Work Energy Measurement Project, an in-depth study of more than 100 participants in its progressive, award-winning flexible work program. The project sought to determine how much energy is consumed while working in a Sun office, while working at home, and during commuting to and from a Sun office.
Recently recognized by the Environmental Defense Fund as an innovative example of eco responsibility, Sun's Open Work platform is an integrated suite of technologies, tools and workplace practices that enable Sun employees to work effectively virtually anywhere, anytime, using any device. Through this program, nearly 19,000 employees around the world work from home or in a flexible office, representing more than 56 percent of Sun's employee population.
By comparing home and work energy use, Sun's sustainable computing team sought to determine how the energy load is shifted from company to individual to answer the question: “Does Open Work really save energy, or just transfer energy cost and load to employees?” Key findings of its study:
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