Scottsdale-Based Company Helps PGA Tournament Go Green by Reducing Energy Usage
SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - February 22, 2010) - iGo, a leading provider of smart, eco-friendly power management solutions, has been named the official Green Power Partner of the Waste Management Phoenix Open. With iGo's new line of iGo Green Technology products outfitting various areas of the tournament, iGo is helping title sponsor Waste Management and tournament hosts, the Thunderbirds, turn the 2010 Waste Management Phoenix Open into one of the most eco-friendly golf tournaments on the PGA TOUR.
The Waste Management Phoenix Open Media Center, as well as other tournament venues, will be outfitted with dozens of energy-saving iGo Power Smart Tower surge protectors as well as iGo Laptop Chargers with iGo Green Technology. The smart, eco-friendly iGo Green Technology products automatically detect when a device is not in use and shut off power drawn from the wall, eliminating wasted energy that is drawn by devices and chargers.
iGo Green Technology automatically reduces wasted standby -- also known as Vampire power -- by up to 85 percent. The iGo Green Laptop Charger powers virtually all laptops and also features a USB device to power almost every electronic device on the market, including smart phones, iPods, GPS systems, digital cameras and more.
The recently launched iGo Green Technology line will help conserve the amount of energy used at the golf tournament. Other efforts to reduce resource consumption include: solar-powered trash compactors, catered meals featuring locally grown products, reduction in the number of plastic food and beverage containers and signage printed on recyclable materials.
The Waste Management Phoenix Open runs February 22 - 28 and is sponsored by Waste Management, Inc., the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. It is one of the five oldest events on the PGA TOUR (not including the major championships). For more information on the Waste Management Phoenix Open, visit www.wmphoenixopen.com.
iGo's products are available at www.iGo.com as well as through leading resellers and retailers. To learn more about iGo please visit www.iGo.com. Additional information on Vampire power can be found at www.VampirePowerSucks.com.