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Abbott Labs Data Center Cooling Efficiency

Posted in abbott-labs, actions, award, cooling-system, data-center, energy-efficiency, environmental-excellence, information-technology, recognition, state-illinois, sustainability on November 2nd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Abbott is recognized with the Illinois Continuous Improvement Award for environmental excellence based on its recent sustainability actions, which includes data center energy efficiency improvements. …

… “Reducing CO2 emissions by improving cooling efficiency at the central information technology (IT) data center. ” …

Via Abbott Labs: Illinois Continuous Improvement Award

UPS Sustainability Efforts Achieve Data Center Savings

Posted in actions, air-conditioning, air-flow, airflow, cooling-system, corporate-sustainability, data-center, electricity-consumption, power-savings, rack-design, report, savings, server-efficiency, ups, water on July 7th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

UPS takes sustainability personally. The company has published its Corporate Sustainability report and provide transparency to the actions it is taking to transform its carbon footprint. The company has already seen the benefits of data center efficiency through implementation of opportunities, classified as “low-hanging fruit”. Expect UPS to continue to raise the bar and be an industry champion for sustainable development. …

UPS Sustainability Program provide report on performance to date

… “We have managed to reduce annual electricity consumption by nearly three million kilowatt hours at Windward Data Center through innovative use of simple but powerful elements: air and water. In one case we re-engineered airflow to adjust hydrostatic pressure and keep cool air where it belonged: surrounding the server racks. That change alone produced a saving of 1.5 million kilowatt hours of electricity. ” …

Via UPS: Corporate Sustainability Report (PDF)

United Parcel Service (UPS) Insights via New Georgia Encyclopedia: “The UPS Windward data center, located in southern Forsyth County, is the central nervous system of UPS’s global technology infrastructure. “

Analyze Carbon Footprint and Action Plan

Posted in actions, analysis, carbon-dioxide-emissions, carbon-footprint, ibm, incentives, it-services, model, plan, purchasing, recommendations, services on February 15th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM carbon footprint services
IBM offers set of client services aimed at understanding and reducing the carbon footprint, with impacts of up to 90 percent for datacenters and a corresponding reduction in cost. …

… “The Strategic Carbon Management offering uses a number of IBM consulting processes to help companies perform this analysis, including a carbon management diagnostic, carbon footprinting, green action planning and business case modeling. It uses measuring and monitoring tools and dashboards to help clients analyze a wide range of issues and opportunities, including carbon trading, regulations and incentives. The Component Business Model approach breaks the company down into logical segments – finance, operations, purchasing, etc. – and then provides an analysis as to which ones are the most energy and CO2 emissions intensive. ” …

Via IBM: Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Chicago Green IT Strategy

Posted in actions, cio-perspective, city-chicago, configuration, configuration-management, datacenter, energy-capacity, government, green-it-strategy, it-strategy, power-consumption, savings, strategies, strategy on December 5th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Chicago IT team uses simple actions in its data center to save energy and increase computing capacity. …

… “Last year, we were in a situation in which our data center was almost out of power. Instead of adding power, we looked at our existing data center configuration. ” …

Via Government Technology: Chicago CIO Hardik Bhatt

The Hidden Data Center

Posted in actions, capacity, cooling-system, dell, energy-capacity, energy-management, it-services, optimization, optimize, practices, savings, services, value on December 3rd, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Dell green data center services
Dell launches a set of services that focus on addressing the hidden data center and creating value through energy efficiency practices and capacity optimization. …

… “Data Center Optimization Workshop addresses the energy, capacity and cooling issues facing customers with practical, expert advice on how to bring efficiency to the current data center environment. Dell provides customers with specific actions designed to simplify and save in the data center. ” …

Via Dell: Services Provide Map to Hidden Data Center

Greening Government IT Strategy Sets Technology Agenda

Posted in actions, asset-management, asset-utilization, best-practice, carbon-footprint, carbon-neutral, data-centre, drives, federal-it, footprint, government, green-data-center, green-it-strategy, impact, investment, it-strategy, management, practices, strategies, strategy, supplier-collaboration, utilization on July 31st, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

UK government sets green IT strategy into motion. Objectives for greening information technology include understanding the carbon impact of new investments with a target of carbon neutral and taking a lifecycle view of new IT assets. The government will pursue power management for active devices and use virtualization to drive capacity utilization rates much higher. …

UK Cabinet Office implements green Information Technology strategy

… “The Greening Government ICT strategy sets out the first steps we can take to reduce our carbon footprint. We are the first government in the world to look at our ICT in this way and we want to see changes taking place immediately. We want to see best green practice throughout government – computers switched off overnight, printers defaulting to duplex, data centres efficiently cooled. The good news is that we are not alone in aiming for these goals. There is already a great deal of activity in departments and within industry and we will be working with our suppliers to ensure that action is taken immediately. ” …

Via UK Cabinet Office: Greening Government ICT (PDF)