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Oil Services Data Centre Achieves Tangible Value from Energy Efficiency

Posted in cooling-system, country-uk, data-centre, ecofris-cooling, energy-efficiency, green-design, green-grid, green-power, keysource, power-analysis, power-usage-effectiveness-rating, pue, the-green-grid on June 16th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Keysource collaborates with Petroleum GeoServices to implement ecofris data centre cooling technology, which results in significant tangible energy efficiency benefits.  …

…   “Initial results confirm that the data centre has achieved a Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) ratio – an energy calculation recommended by industry sponsored organisation Green Grid – of 1.2 compared to a typical UK figure for a conventionally designed data centre of 2.2. “   …

Via Keysource: Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) data centre case study (PDF).

Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) offers a broad range of products including; seismic and electromagnetic services, data acquisition, processing, reservoir analysis/interpretation and multi-client library data.

HP Green IT leadership recognition

Posted in ambient-air-cooling, country-uk, green-data-center, green-design, hp-hewlett-packard, recognition on May 19th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

HP is recognized for it green data center practices, such as ambient air cooling and recycled construction materials.  …

…   “HP was recognized as the winner in the Data Center Design category for its Wynyard facility in the United Kingdom. Commissioned in September 2009, the data center uses a large quantity of fresh air supplied by fans through high-efficiency filters to reduce the energy required for cooling. The building features an energy-efficient and sustainable design that incorporates recycled materials as well as harvested rainwater. “   …

Via HP: Green Enterprise IT Award.

      

UK green IT strategy debate

Posted in country-uk, e-waste, green-it-strategy, incentives, sustainable-computing on March 23rd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Green IT strategies need better alignment from government incentives to drive adoption. …

… “we are calling on the Government to take action and recognise that sustainable IT involves using products for as long as possible – not needlessly turfing out equipment to add to an ever-growing mountain of e-waste … ” …

Via CRN: IT repairs

UK Green Data Centre Opened by ACS

Posted in affiliated-computer-services-acs, country-uk, energy-efficiency, green-data-center, green-data-centre, xerox on March 5th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

ACS expands its data center capacity with new green data center that pushes the envelope in energy efficiency: The new £2 million ($3 million USD), 418 sq. m (4,500 square feet facility located in Telford combines best-of-breed technology with the highest calibre green credentials. It is estimated that savings up to 70 percent can be made on energy costs alone which in turn could reduce the carbon footprint by approximately 4,200 metric tonnes annually. http://bit.ly/9MKIwl

Simple Green Initiatives Drive UK Efficiency Benefits

Posted in city-london, country-uk, green-it-initiatives, green-it-strategy, greening, initiatives, pc, policy, printer, printing, savings on September 17th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Don’t miss out on simple, yet effective, ways to green your IT strategy. The UK initiative is realizing benefits from their techniques, such as turn-off and printing policies. The next set of initiatives will require additional mindset changes and technology shifts. …

… “Cabinet Office minister Angela Smith told the Greening Government ICT conference in London today that simple initiatives such as extending the lifecycle of PCs, making double-sided printing the default option, and turning computers off at night have contributed to the savings. ” …

Via Business Green: Green IT strategy

Angela Smith, UK Cabinet Office speaks about benefits from green IT initiatives ...

Green IT Qualification Created

Posted in certificates, certification, country-uk, education, green-it-qualification, green-it-strategy, professional-certification, region-europe, training on May 12th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

An certificate in green IT has been created in the UK. …

… “The qualification provides candidates with the necessary understanding of best practice in the burgeoning area of green IT. ” …

Via British Computer Society: Green IT

eco-Friendly Data Centre Will Host in Scotland

Posted in country-scotland, country-uk, eco-friendly, hosting, it-services, services on December 5th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Alchemy Plus will provide shared services to customers from green data center planned in Scotland. …

… “Scotland’s first eco-friendly data centre, to be built as part of a major development at Inverness Harbour, is set to cut IT costs and make businesses in Scotland and beyond more competitive. ” …

Via Alchemy Plus: INVERNESS SCOTLAND COMPUTING FACILITY

Tide Powered Data Centre

Posted in alternative-energy, country-scotland, country-uk, data-centre, power-generation, region-europe, tidal-energy on November 9th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Harness tidal energy
Alternative energy firm in UK is harnessing the power of the tides to generate electricity for data center. …

… “Atlantis is also pushing ahead with opening a computer data centre in Scotland which could be powered by tidal energy. Discussions are under way for the excess energy to be used to warm Mey Selections‘ greenhouses … ” …

Via The Age: Tide power

Atlantis Resources Corp: “The company is unique in having developed two families of sub-sea turbines, extensively tested over a decade of field trials. “

BREEAM LEED Data Center

Posted in achievement, breeam, building, certification, commitment, country-uk, data-centre, design, hsbc, leed-certification, operations, region-europe, standards on September 21st, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Data centers can be built and certified to LEED and BREEAM standards. …

… “HSBC has made a commitment that all new data centre builds within its global operations will be designed according to local environmentally accredited standards such as BREEAM and LEED. ” …

Via Web Wire: HSBC data centre

BREEAM: “Martin Townsend, the new director of BREEAM, says that BREEAM Energy Star will encourage the design innovation necessary to achieve the Chancellor’s policy objective of zero carbon non-domestic buildings by 2019. “

Green IT Strategy

Posted in carbon-neutral, country-uk, energy-efficiency, government, green-it-strategy, it-strategy, strategies, strategy on July 28th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Tom Watson promotes his green IT strategy
UK government will implement carbon neutral IT strategy and may use carbon credits to offset net energy usage. …

… “As Cabinet Office minister Tom Watson, who launched the green IT strategy, said: Turning off every one of Whitehall’s 500,000 computers at night would have the same effect as taking 40,000 cars off the road. ” …

Via WhatPC?: Government green