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Peterborough City Council steps up power management to stamp down carbon footprint in education

13th February 2012

Peterborough City Council already possesses an array of awards and accolades for its dedication in creating the UK’s Environmental Capital. Now the council has stepped up its approach by selecting Impero Education Pro to combat the ever-increasing energy waste produced by the city’s education establishments. Impero’s network management solution, Impero Education Pro, will be implemented throughout Peterborough schools, employing the impressive power management feature to drive down carbon emissions.

Peterborough City Council first began communications with Impero back in 2011 during a visit to Impero’s stand at the BETT Show. The council sought a solution to reduce energy wastage in local schools, thus Impero arranged an onsite visit to Peterborough City Council to deliver a live demonstration of the software and the multitude of features it offered. Impero Education Pro’s power management feature enables automatic powering on and off of machines, network-wide, determined by predefined schedules. Despite the lack of managed service provision for local authority schools, as part of the council’s carbon management initiative, Peterborough eventually released a tender for a power management solution to cut energy waste in its schools.

Following an examination of options, Peterborough City Council chose to implement Impero Education Pro based on how well its robust power management feature fulfilled the brief, plus the functionality of additional features also included in the software. Alongside power management, Impero Education Pro provides a broad suite of features consolidating classroom, desktop and network management, all rolled into a single solution. The variety of tutor tools, network management tools and desktop and classroom management features that Impero could offer, fuelled the council’s decision to deploy Impero Education Pro as opposed to other bidders. Peterborough City Council is now planning to drastically reduce power consumption in schools and, ultimately, contribute to their core aim: to achieve environmental capital status.