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Calculate Green IT CO2 Impact

Posted in analytical-tools, calculation, carbon-dioxide-emissions, carbon-footprint, co2-emissions, entuity, green-it-strategy, impact, measurements, metrics, savings on June 3rd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Entuity has launched its Green IT Calculator, which enables an enterprise to understand its green IT opportunity and potential carbon footprint improvement. …

Savings calculator

… “Entuity’s Green IT Calculator quantifies the environmental impact a green IT strategy could have via CO2 reduction metrics and what those savings would equate to in terms of number of cars taken off the road and acres of forest saved. ” …

Via Entuity: Calculator

Sustainability Metrics for IT Carbon Footprint

Posted in benchmarks, calculation, carbon-dioxide-emissions, carbon-footprint, cybernomics, metrics, power-savings, server-virtualization, zerofootprint on March 26th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Zerofootprint and Cybernomics collaborate to create the One Minute ECOnomics Carbon Calculator for assessing and benchmarking sustainable performance. …

… “Calculations are based on real-time IT statistics captured by Cybernomics’ Analytics platform and presented as a benchmark for comparison of an individual company’s performance. The calculator’s carbon engine is powered by Zerofootprint and is focused on helping businesses measure and reduce their carbon footprint. The ECOnomics calculator lays out exactly where a company is using the most energy and illustrates how measures such as server virtualization, thin client strategies, and using LCD/LED screens can translate into immense carbon savings. Cutting down on energy, hardware and overall management costs through a Sustainable IT strategy is also a concrete way of better controlling overall IT expenditure, as well as reducing carbon emissions. ” …

Via Think Green Alliance: ECOnomics Carbon Calculator

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

Carbon Disclosure

Posted in asset-management, benchmarks, carbon-dioxide-emissions, carbon-disclosure-project, carbon-footprint, climate-change, emissions, green-it-strategy, greenhouse-gas, it-project, it-strategy, management, strategies, strategy on October 5th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Carbon Disclosure Project publishes data from 1550 of the top global businesses on greenhouse gas emissions and their climate change strategies. …

… “The findings from CDP, which represents some 385 institutional investors with $57 trillion in assets under management, also revealed the Utilities sector within the Global 500 to be the most transparent in their reporting of greenhouse gas emissions, with 93% responding to CDP. In contrast the Oil and Gas sector (an early adopter of carbon reporting) performed relatively poorly with a response rate of just 69%.” …

Via Carbon Disclosure Project: Global 500 and S&P 500 Results

Dell Carbon Neutral

Posted in carbon-dioxide-emissions, carbon-neutral, co2-emissions, dell, facility-improvement, improvement, initiatives, management, power-management, savings on September 16th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Dell achieves its carbon neutral objectives and positions itself as the green-est technology company through operating more efficiently. …

… “The company is already saving more than $3 million annually and avoiding nearly 20,000 tons of CO2 through facilities improvements and a global power-management initiative. ” …

Via Dell: Meets Carbon Neutral Goal Ahead of Schedule

PC Energy Monitoring

Posted in automation, carbon-dioxide-emissions, climate-change, co2-emissions, controls, eco-friendly, edison, emissions, energy-consumption, energy-monitoring, initiatives, management, microsoft, operations, pc, personal-computers, power-consumption, power-efficiency, power-management, savings, software, ups, verdiem on August 22nd, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Verdiem releases Edison software application that provides power management features, such as scheduling, power setting automation, and power savings reports. …

PC Power Management

… “Edison software product, a free energy monitoring application that allows eco-conscious consumers to actively control their PC’s energy consumption – and their household’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Made for the Windows operating system, Edison enhances existing PC power settings and provides a consumer-friendly interface that is easy to set up and manage. The Edison application is supported by Microsoft as an easy way for consumers to become active in supporting the Climate Savers Computing Initiative goal of reducing global CO2 emissions from the operation of computers by 54 million tons by 2010. Verdiem is challenging PC users to do their part and download 10 million copies of Edison (approximately 1 percent of the global PC population) in the next year. ” …

Via Verdiem: Power Management for PC Networks

DataCenter Lean Six Sigma

Posted in analysis, approach, carbon-dioxide-emissions, conservation, efficiency, emissions, energy-efficiency, green-it-strategy, green-sigma, ibm, information-technology, it-services, it-strategy, lean-manufacturing, lean-six-sigma, metrics, operations, power-conservation, program, services, six-sigma, strategies, strategy on August 19th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM brands a set of consulting services that will evaluate the IT organization for opportunities to increase energy efficiency and minimize waste. …

… “IBM’s Green Sigma consulting offering is based on Lean Six Sigma, a business strategy for carefully analyzing operations to improve overall efficiency, lower costs, increase quality, and add, change or eliminate activities and processes to improve overall performance. IBM’s Green Sigma consulting offering is based on Lean Six Sigma, a business strategy for carefully analyzing operations to improve overall efficiency, lower costs, increase quality, and add, change or eliminate activities and processes to improve overall performance. IBM’s own conservation efforts have saved 4.6 billion kWh of electricity and $310 million in costs, and avoided over three million metric tons of CO2 emissions since 1990. The company’s work-at-home program for employees saves roughly eight million gallons of gasoline annually. ” …

Via IBM: Measured Approach to Going Green: Green Sigma Consulting

Document Management Supports Green Strategy of Paperless Office

Posted in carbon-dioxide-emissions, electronic-document-management, emissions, ghg-reduction, green-house-gas-reduction, green-it-strategy, it-strategy, management, paperless-office, printing, strategies, strategy on August 12th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

There are many IT enablers that can play a role in the green IT strategy. Electronic document management is one of the strategies that supports the paperless office. …

… “electronic document management systems cut carbon dioxide emissions during toner cartridge manufacture, printing, photocopying and paper transportation. ” …

Via Manufacturing Computer Solutions: Document Management Systems