energy-savings

Simple Effective Energy Savers

Posted in computer-equipment, computer-monitor, energy-savings, office-equipment on March 15th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Nice list of simple steps to saving energy. …

… “Turn off computers and office equipment when not in use. If you aren’t going to use your monitor for more than 20 minutes, turn it off. Turn off the CPU and monitor if you are not going to use it for more than two hours. ” …

Via CONNSTEP: Baby Steps to Energy Saving

Green IT strategies with bottom line impact

Posted in data-centre, energy-savings, green-it-strategy, green-power, power-savings, rackspace on March 14th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Data centre energy savings produce tangible results to the bottom line. …

… “Green IT strategies – from effective monitoring of power usage to the introduction of technologies such as cloud computing and more energy-efficient hardware – can lead to significant savings on the bottom line … ” …

Via Rackspace UK: Overcoming challenges

Cooling Equipment Power

Posted in air-flow, airflow, ambient-air-cooling, cooling-system, efficiency, energy-savings, green-design, microsoft, power-consumption, power-savings on October 12th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Ambient air usage in cooler climates, higher temperature setpoints, and air flow design advancements are all elements of an efficient data center cooling strategy. …

… “The cooling equipment alone can consume 25 percent of the power that goes into a data center, said Christian Belady, an efficiency specialist at Microsoft. ” …

Via New York Times: Energy Savings

Data Center Energy Call to Action

Posted in dept-of-energy, energy-efficiency, energy-savings, green-grid, green-it-strategy, identify, opportunity, techniques, tool on October 2nd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

EPA, DOE, and the Green Grid share their perspectives and collaborative efforts on identifying energy efficiency opportunities in data centers and align their efforts to produce tools that can be broadly leveraged. …

… “Collaboration with The U.S. Department of Energy: The Green Grid continues to assist the Department of Energy in testing and validating the DC Pro tool, an online software tool provided by the U.S. Department of Energy to help industries worldwide identify how energy is being consumed by their data center(s) and identify the best opportunities for savings. ” …

Via The Green Grid: Energy Efficiency Techniques (PDF)

Xcel Energy Data Center Efficiency Program Created to Reduce Energy Consumption

Posted in air-flow, airflow, data-center-efficiency-program, energy-efficiency, energy-savings, initiatives, investment, peak-efficiency, power-utilization, program, project, rebate, server-consolidation, server-utilization, xcel-energy on July 15th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Xcel Energy creates a call-to-action for Information Technology managers to make data center energy efficiency a priority, by offering cash rebates energy studies and efficiency improvements. The company will support investment in more efficient servers, virtualization software to drive utilization rates, air flow and cooling optimization, etc. …

Xcel Energy Data Center Efficiency rebates planned

… “Xcel Energy will fund a portion of the study and pay rebates as projects are completed. An approved third-party vendor will conduct an on-site energy evaluation and make recommendations on energy savings, help outline a business case for energy-efficiency investments and detail how to best run the data center at peak efficiency. ” …

Via Xcel Energy: Data Center Efficiency program

Internap NYC Green Data Center Expansion

Posted in air-conditioning, city-manhattan, city-new-york, energy-efficiency, energy-savings, facility-improvement, fans, green-initiatives, green-it-initiatives, humidification, internap on July 10th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Internap Network Services is implementing green initiatives in conjunction with its expansion of the company’s New York City data center. …

… “The Manhattan facility has been fitted with an ultrasonic humidification system, which uses less energy than traditional methods for balancing humidity. Energy-efficient electronically commutated (EC) fans and variable frequency drives (VFDs) within the air conditioning systems were also installed. EC fans provide an immediate energy savings of up to 30 percent over units using conventional technology, while VFDs adjust motor speed to better match output requirements, resulting in further energy savings.” …

Via Internap: Green Data Center Push with New York City Facility

Outside Air Cools Green Data Centers Using Tool

Posted in ambient-air-cooling, assessments, cooling-system, data-center, energy-costs, energy-savings, facility-improvement, green-grid, load, tool on April 12th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Use Green Grid’s tool to assess the use of ambient air temperatures for data center cooling application. …

… “Using zip codes, the tool allows users in the United States and Canada to input their specific variables – such as local energy costs, IT load, and facility load – to determine the energy savings for individual facilities. ” …

Via Green Grid: Free Cooling Tool

Energy Savings Opportunities in Data Centers

Posted in data-center, dell, energy-efficiency, energy-savings, information-technology, infrastructure, optimize, performance, sustainability, value on April 4th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

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

Data Center Power Flow Measurement

Posted in air-flow, cascade-chart, data-center, emerson-electric, energy-savings, identify, power-analysis, power-measurement, save-energy, tracking on December 30th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Emerson data center power savings
Emerson leader shares insights on identifying power savings opportunities in the data center. …

… “Our cascade chart shows all these steps, he added. If you walk through with the right set of eyes and instruments, it is easy to identify places to save energy. There is so much low-hanging fruit out there. ” …

Via Telephony Online: Tracking data center power

Collaboration on Technology Energy Savings

Posted in academia-univ-michigan, collaboration, computer-equipment, devices, energy-efficiency, energy-savings, enterprise-architecture, green-computing, printing, procurement, purchasing, savings, server-consolidation on November 30th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

University of Michigan teams collaborate to identify opportunities to save energy across the computing architecture, from servers to personal devices. …

… “Teams of more than 90 U-M students, faculty and staff members are working to purchase more energy-efficient computers and other technological devices, reduce the number of server rooms on campus and get everyone to turn off computers and printers when they are not using them and print only necessary documents. ” …

Via Detroit Free Press: Green computing

Ambient Cooling for the DataCenter

Posted in ambient-air-cooling, cooling-system, data-center, energy-savings, facility-improvement, green-it-strategy, it-strategy, leadership, power-reduction, strategies, strategy, tips, wells-fargo on November 21st, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Wells Fargo IT leaders share insights on their green IT strategy, which includes simple facility modifications, such as using free ambient cooling for its data center. …

… “This system has provided a 15 percent reduction in energy use, since at least four months out of the year, the chilly Minnesota winter air really helps cool things down inside the data center. ” …

Via ZDNet: Wells Fargo green tips