conservation

Intelligent PC Power Management

Posted in applications, conservation, energy-consumption, pc, personal-computers, power-conservation, power-down, power-management, software on October 16th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Smart power management for personal computers identifies opportunities for power conservation and takes action without negative impacts on systems. …

… “For example, they can locate systems with hibernation disabled and re-enable it. They can shut down applications and save files before powering down the system. ” …

Via InfoWorld: Centralized PC power managers

Green Government IT

Posted in conservation, energy-consumption, government, information-technology, power-down, power-savings on August 27th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

With the size of government, small changes in energy consumption can offer significant savings. …

… “With an estimated cost of $0.10 per kWh, the government could save $23,400 in one night, from an act as simple as pressing off buttons or adjusting power settings. ” …

Via Washington Technology: Green Government

Data Center Cooling Efficiency

Posted in academia-univ-arizona, altix, conservation, cooling-system, data-center, power-conservation, rack-design on December 23rd, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Data Center cooling efficiency
University of Arizona is committed to energy efficiency in its computing resources. …

… “The Altix ICE system’s water-chilled racks conserve energy and greatly reduce electrical costs associated with the data center’s cooling. ” …

Via Computer Technology Review: University of Arizona

Redefine Green IT

Posted in accelerate, barriers, conservation, economy, energy-efficiency, green-it-strategy, industry-leadership, information-technology, leadership, power-conservation, sustainability on October 24th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

The economic downturn and the moderating of oil prices could conspire to derail the green IT movement. The information technology industry must lead in this space and continue to accelerate energy efficiency and sustainability in our endeavors. …

… “power conservation has an immediate effect — and tech has the tools and experience to make it happen. ” …

Via Eric Knorr, InfoWorld: Beyond Green IT

Data Center Automation

Posted in automation, ca-computer-associates, configuration-management, conservation, consolidation, data-center, data-center-consolidation, decisions, green-it-initiatives, initiatives, management, peak-time, power-conservation, provisioning, scheduling, server-consolidation, ups on October 12th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

CA releases its Data Center Automation Manager r11.2 which provides dynamic provisioning and configuration management of physical and virtual servers in the data center. …

… “CA Data Center Automation Manager supports Green IT initiatives, enabling IT to make better informed decisions regarding server consolidation, power conservation and provisioning to reduce operating costs. CA Data Center Automation Manager makes this possible by identifying when servers are running at their lowest capacity and scheduling and automating the powering down/up of machines, based upon business policy, during peak and non-peak times. ” …

Via CA: Data Center Automation Manager for Virtualized and Physical Environments

SmartWay Compliant Carriers

Posted in award, carrier-network, carriers, compliance, conservation, emissions, epa, hp-hewlett-packard, maintenance, partnership, power-conservation, product-packaging, save-fuel, savings, smartway, supply-chain on October 8th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

HP is recognized with a SmartWay Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for leading by conserving energy in its transportation supply chain. …

… “SmartWay Partner carriers conserve more than 540 million gallons of diesel fuel per year, saving the trucking industry more than $2 billion in annual fuel and maintenance costs and eliminating more than 6 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to global warming. HP’s U.S. and Canadian surface transportation supply chain is composed of 100 percent SmartWay compliant carriers, making it one of the region’s cleanest. Earlier this year, HP became the first company to qualify to have the SmartWay logo displayed on its product packaging after certifying its entire surface transportation carrier network for consumer desktops, monitors and accessories was SmartWay compliant. ” …

Via HP: HP Honored by U.S. EPA for Conserving Energy

LEED Certified Data Center

Posted in analysis, building, certification, commitment, conservation, data-center, design, initiatives, leed-certification, monsanto, operations, power-conservation, state-missouri, sustainability, sustainable-development on September 9th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Monsanto’s Missouri data center leverages green designs and achieves LEED certification. This data center supports the company’s global business processes and operations. …

… “The data center’s LEED certification complements Monsanto’s commitment to sustainability. Every day the data center helps Monsanto scientists analyze terabytes of data collected from laboratories, field trials, and breeding stations from around the world. In June, Monsanto launched the Sustainable Yield Initiative which is a three-point commitment to develop better seeds, conserve resources, and help improve farmers’ lives. ” …

Via Monsanto: Leadership In Energy Efficient Design (LEED) Certification Data Center

Monsanto Data Center: “The $21 million, 40,000 square-foot building will provide for the company’s growing global data and computation needs. The new center houses Monsanto’s vast computing network that supports areas of the business from analyzing data collected for molecular breeding to processing a customer’s seed order information.”

Monsanto Timelapse Video: “Data Center Construction Video”

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