carbon-footprint

Australia data center capacity management plan

Posted in capacity, carbon-footprint, country-australia, data-centre, government, green-it-strategy, growth on March 23rd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Australian government plans to manage its data center capacity growth through strategic sourcing process. …Australia's Lindsay Tanner plan for data center management

… “government data centres generate an estimated 300,000 tonnes of carbon each year which the government hopes to reduce by at least 40,000 tonnes per year over the next five years. ” …

Via The Australian: Data centre strategy

Aussie Data Centre Strategy: “Lindsay Tanner said that through the coordinated approach to managing data centre activities detailed in the strategy, the data centre space required by Government could actually be reduced. “

Walmart Sustainabiliity Objective

Posted in carbon-footprint, customers, energy-costs, ghg-reduction, supplier-collaboration, supply-chain, walmart on February 25th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

targets the supply chain reaching back to suppliers and forward into customers value chains to drive GHG reductions. …

… “Reducing carbon in the life cycle of our products will often mean reducing energy use. That will mean greater efficiency and, with the rising cost of energy, lower costs, making our business stronger and more competitive. And, as we help our suppliers reduce their energy use, costs and carbon footprint, we’ll be helping our customers do the same thing. ” …

Via Walmart Stores: Goal to Eliminate 20 Million Metric Tons of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Global Supply Chain

Walmart ups the game in its sustainability drive

Facebook Mechanical Chiller Avoidance

Posted in carbon-footprint, chiller, datacenter, energy-efficiency, facebook, state-oregon on February 21st, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Facebook responds to Greenpeace regarding carbon footprint of its Oregon data center. …

… “Said differently, if we located the data center most other places, we would need mechanical chillers, use more energy, and be responsible for more overall carbon … ” …

Via Data Center Knowledge: Facebook

Regulatory Impact on Data Centers

Posted in carbon-footprint, data-center, operations, regulation on October 28th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

At recent conference, panelist discuss the impact of recent and pipeline legislation that could impact data center operations. …

… “A recent flurry of carbon regulations at the state and federal level, and pending legislation such as the cap-and-trade bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, will directly – and indirectly – impact data center operators. ” …

Via AltaTerra Research: Carbon Reduction Strategies for Data Centers

Green IT Strategy Gaining Priority

Posted in carbon-footprint, comptia, e-waste, energy-consumption, green-behaviors, green-it-strategy, information-technology, power-management, strategies, survey on October 20th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

CompTIA takes pulse of the information technology organization to understand the priority of green IT strategies and sees rising momentum for sustainability in IT. …

… “According to the study, 60 percent of organizations have in place either a partial or comprehensive green IT strategy covering issues such as energy consumption, equipment usage, recycling, carbon footprint and green behaviors. Three in four organizations conduct ad hoc or annual audits to ensure proper e-waste recycling and disposal practices, and nearly as many (72%) conduct audits to assess their energy consumption/power management. Seventy-seven percent of organizations expect to have a comprehensive green IT strategy within the next five years, the study found. ” …

Via CompTIA: Survey Shows Green IT Commitment

NetSuite Cloud Computing Customers Enjoy Green Benefits

Posted in carbon-footprint, cloud-computing, greenspace, netsuite, saas, software-as-a-service on July 17th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Netsuite’s customers enjoy the green benefits of a SaaS computing model. …

… “By vastly reducing the need for servers and support equipment, such as server room air conditioning, Greenspace found the average NetSuite customer can cut its electricity bill by more than $10,000 per year. When added to the overall costs of hardware, software licenses, maintenance, personnel and occupancy, NetSuite calculates the cost reductions can exceed $100,000 per year, per customer. ” …

Via NetSuite: Platform Saves the Equivalent of 423,000 Metric Tons of Carbon Dioxide Per Year

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

Green IT and Business Intelligence Synergy

Posted in business-intelligence, carbon-footprint, green-it-initiatives, improvement, information-technology, metrics, strategies, supply-chain, sustainability, teams, technology-managers on May 7th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

The Green IT initiative cuts across the technology disciplines, involving members of the business intelligence team. Measures, analytics, and dashboards have a role in visualizing IT’s carbon footprint and the impact that sustainability improvements deliver. …

… “The green BI team should be able to not only identify the green metrics to be generated but also emphasize injecting the green element into every data point in the whole supply chain. ” …

Via Insurance Networking: Business Intelligence Strategy

European Union Green IT Strategies to Transform Operations to Low-Carbon

Posted in carbon-footprint, energy-consumption, european-union, green-it-solutions, improvement, information-technology, measurements, monitoring, operations, opportunity, reduce-power-consumption, region-europe on April 6th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

The EU sees the information technology industry transforming to carbon footprint and energy efficiency performance through industry-developed verifiable metrics, collaborative development of best-practices and toolsets, and an implementation for transition to the future efficient state of technology operations. …

… “There exists an untapped potential for the ICT sector to focus on systemic improvements and further reduce the energy consumption of its own processes (including operations, manufacturing, service delivery and the supply chain). If the sector were to adopt a more systematic approach to monitoring and measuring energy consumption at every step in a process, it could generate verifiable and comparable data, allowing it to identify opportunities for improvement, and to develop and apply solutions. ” …

Via EU: Mobilise the Information and Communication Technologies Sector to facilitate the transition to an energy-efficient, low-carbon economy (PDF)

Energy Savings Achievement Recognized with Rebate

Posted in air-economizers, carbon-footprint, chiller, cooling-system, design, economizer, electricity-consumption, energy-efficiency, energy-savings, green-data-center, raging-wire on March 30th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Efficient data center is recognized with rebate
Sacramento Municipal Utility District recognizes RagingWire’s efficiency efforts with a incentive rebate of $150,000. …

… “Some of the efforts include installing waterside economizers, oversized cooling towers, variable speed pumps, and highly efficient chillers. The result of this past year’s efforts alone have created additional energy savings of over 2,000,000 kWh of electricity per year, which equates to reducing 1.6 million pounds of CO2 emissions, or the equivalent of driving a small family car around the Earth over 100 times. These savings are incremental to RagingWire’s already environmentally friendly design. ” …

Via RagingWire: Energy Efficiency Rebate from SMUD

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

TELUS LEED Green Data Centre

Posted in capacity, carbon-footprint, country-canada, energy-efficiency, facility-design, green-data-centre, leed-certification, telus on March 24th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

TELUS LEED data center investment
TELUS will invest half billion dollars into its infrastructure in British Columbia, including a LEED level data centre. …

… “TELUS’ plans include a world-class Internet data centre that will have the capacity to support both B.C. and national clients. The facility, to be located in one of several B.C. communities currently under consideration, will be one of the greenest in North America and at least twice as energy efficient as existing data centres. It will be designed according to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) criteria. ” …

Via TELUS: Green internet data centre to have low carbon footprint