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Caixa Manlleu is a prosperous, modern financial organization that has been in business for more than 100 years. They have a network of over 100 offices throughout Catalonia and Madrid and hold a seat on the stock exchange where they operate in the national and international financial markets.

Caixa Manlleu has maintained a strong environmental policy for many years. Because of the growing awareness on environmental responsibility, Caixa Manlleu has incorporated the following sustainability principles into its corporate agenda:

  • Promote and inform the people working for Caixa Manlleu, or acting on its behalf, about the environmental policy.
  • Ensure employees and subcontracted personnel understand the environmental impacts generated by Caixa Manlleu activities.
  • Learn about the applicable environmental legislation as well as the compromises that Caixa Manlleu may undertake relating to the environment to guarantee compliance.
  • Develop an environmental management program for continuous improvement and the prevention of contamination.

In line with the environmental policy, the Director of Systems of Caixa Manlleu, Mr. Joan Pi, began searching for a cost saving energy strategy for its network of 500 workstations.

Through Qualiteasy, a Preferred Partner in Spain, Joan familiarized himself with the energy saving software developed by Faronics called Power Save (Power Saving). Caixa Manlleu began testing Power Save during the summer of 2009.

This comprehensive testing was conducted on 68 workstations, each with different saving policies applicable at four different times in the day. Any challenges encountered during testing were resolved with the latest version of Power Save and Faronics Core, the management console for Power Save. One of the main improvements to the product was the ability to keep Power Save tasks active for a specified amount of time. This Active Task feature helped to ensure that these tasks would run on all computers even if some were not initially connected to the network. This improvement helped with the implementation of Power Save at Caixa Manlleu.

The data obtained during the test allowed Qualiteasy to estimate that Caixa Manlleu would achieve a return on investment within six months to a year.

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