climate-change

High Efficiency Systems Commitment

Posted in climate-change, computer-equipment, computing-ecosystem, education, high-efficiency, pc, ratings, servers on August 5th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Members in the Climate Savers Initiative must commit to procurement of high-efficiency computers and servers over the next years. …

… “We expect that the price premium for meeting the high-efficiency target ratings in any year will be less than $20 per PC and less than $30 per server and will decline toward zero over time. ” …

Via Climate Savers Computing Initiative: Purchasing Computers and Servers

Data Center Efficiency Principles

Posted in air-conditioning, best-practice, climate-change, cooling-system, data-center on June 22nd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

HP’s Kettler discusses principles that contribute to data center energy efficiency and sustainability. …

… “Taking advantage of the chilly northern England climate to use outside air for the chillers. ” …

Via ZDNet GreenTech: Data center best practices

Data Center Carbon Footprint Benchmarks

Posted in applications, carbon-footprint, climate-change, data-centers, density, enterprise, enterprise-computing, hardware, heat-load, infrastructure, it-infrastructure, podcasts, yahoo on December 19th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Podcast discusses benchmarks for data center carbon footprint. …

… “(1) making the IT infrastructure as efficient as possible in terms of hardware and applications, (2) confronting the heat and density challenge of enterprise computing data centers … ” …

Via The Uptime Institute: Yahoo Climate and Energy Director

IBM Climate Change Strategies Recognized

Posted in climate-change, data-centers, energy-efficiency, energy-management, green-it-strategy, hardware, ibm, initiatives, innovation, intelligent-networks, it-strategy, software, value on December 12th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Ceres recognizes IBM for its strategies that advance the progress of climate change. …

… “Ranging from energy efficient hardware, energy management software and data centers to intelligent electric utility networks, support for solar development, carbon management, intelligent transportation systems and more, IBM’s initiatives are responding to this global challenge consistent with the company’s core value of innovation that matters. ” …

Via IBM: Climate Change Strategies

Green Power Recognition

Posted in alternative-energy, award, certificates, climate-change, electricity-usage, epa, green-power, impact, intel, investment, leadership, partnership, power-purchase, procurement, program, purchasing, renewable-energy on October 29th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

EPA recognizes Intel
Intel garners a 2008 Green Power Leadership Award from the EPA for its internal investments in sustainability and the impact from its procurement of green power. …

… “The EPA recognized the company’s voluntary efforts to address climate change through green power purchases and its impact in advancing the renewable energy market. … Intel signed a multi-year commitment to purchase more than 1.3 billion kilowatt hours of renewable energy certificates (REC) per year – enough power to meet approximately 47 percent of its purchased electricity use … ” …

Via Intel: EPA Green Power Partner of the Year

US EPA: “EPA’s Green Power Partnership is a voluntary program helping to increase the use of green power among leading U.S. organizations. “

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Quebec Green Data Center LEEDs

Posted in air-conditioning, climate-change, cold-climate, country-canada, facility-design, free-cooling, green-data-center, heat-load, internet-data-center, investment, leed-certification, power-consumption, server-efficiency, standards, telus on October 11th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

TELUS will invest $33 million to build an Uptime Institute Tier III certified Internet data centre in Laval, Quebec, near Montreal. The facility will meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards. …

Canada green data center planned to meet LEED

… “TELUS’ newest Internet data centre will be a 44,500 square foot facility with the potential for additional expansion as client demands grow. It will be connected to six mega-volt-amps of power, equivalent to the needs of more than 5,000 homes. To counter the heat generated by the computer servers, its high density power design and efficient heat exchange system will turn Quebec’s cold climate into free cooling during two thirds of the year. Large, highly efficient air conditioning units will be used when free cooling is unavailable. TELUS’ greenest data centre is a LEED designed facility, which will be independently reviewed by the Canada Green Building Council‘s rigorous rating system. ” …

Via TELUS: Quebec greenest Internet data centre

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

SAP Global Sustainability Challenges Index

Posted in challenge, climate-change, environmental-social-governance, future, index, management, measurements, oekom-research, research, responsible-management, sap, sustainability, sustainable-development, water on September 21st, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

SAP is named to the Global Challenges Index, created by the Hanover Stock Exchange and Oekom Research as a sustainability measure for investors. …

… “The index is based on how companies address social and environmental challenges and is drawn from a universe of 900 companies worldwide. SAP continues to be one of only 50 companies selected for inclusion. The Global Challenges Index defines sustainability by focusing on seven future-oriented global challenges. They include climate change, provision of drinking water, sustainable forest management, biodiversity, population development, poverty reduction and support for responsible management (governance) structures. It further sets stringent environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance criteria for the companies listed and identifies pioneers that use opportunities provided by global change. ” …

Via SAP: Global Challenges Index

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