green-power

Energy efficiency in embedded processors

Posted in applied-micro, embedded-processors, green-power, processor on May 16th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

AppliedMicro launches APM801xx, energy-efficient embedded processors in a small form factor, to enable consumer peripherals such as gateways, energy meters and Wi-Fi access points. …

… “The APM801xx family of SoCs takes a leadership position in smart energy applications by delivering high performance, rich networking capabilities, crypto acceleration, and cost effective peripheral integration in one package, said Martin Manniche, Chairman and CTO GreenWave Reality. ” …

Via Applied Micro: Smallest Form-Factor Power Architecture SoCs (PDF).

Intel LEED Gold Green Building

Posted in ashrae, building, certification, education, energy-consumption, green-data-center, green-design, green-power, intel, leed-certification, leed-gold, power-consumption, processor, reduce-power-consumption, sustainability, sustainable-design, xeon on April 22nd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Intel Corp achieves LEED Gold at its Haifa, Israel Design Center 9, IDC 9, which will open in June. The building deploys multiple strategies for sustainability in its design and construction, including a Xeon processor-based data center that significantly reduces power consumption. …

… “Securing a Gold-level rating – one of the highest level LEED certifications – IDC 9 is the first building in Israel to receive this level of recognition for sustainable construction.

The sustainable design of IDC 9 results in a net 17 percent reduction in total building energy use as compared with ordinary buildings built, according to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) 90.1-2007 standard.

IDC 9 is the marquee of Intel sites striving to meet international green building standards. ” …

Via Intel: Green Building Receives LEED Gold Cert

Intel Haifa Design Center is built with a sustainable design

Measuring Data Center Energy Efficiency

Posted in energy-information, green-power, measurements, measuring, metrics, pue on April 3rd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Industry participants agree on standard measure of data center efficiency, PUE. …

… “The participants have agreed to adopt Power Usage Effectiveness, or PUE, as their preferred energy efficiency metric, the statement says. PUE, which was developed by the Green Grid, divides the total energy consumed by a data center by the amount of energy used to power the IT equipment. ” …

Via Computerworld: Data center efficiency metric agreement

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

Data center power through Bloom Server

Posted in bloom-energy-server, data-center, data-center-power, fuel-cell, green-power on March 2nd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

The Bloom Energy Server could play a role in powering the data center. Build your data center next to a landfill and feed your fuel cell with landfill gas. …

… “It has an efficiency factor in excess of 50%, far better than solar, and unlike solar, it can generate electricity on demand. On the negative side, the server is not carbon neutral unless it’s fed with biogas. ” …

Via EnterpriseITplanet: Bloom Box data center power

HP POD Energy Efficient

Posted in capability, container-data-center, energy-efficiency, green-power, hp-hewlett-packard, improvement, pod-data-center, power-consumption on February 3rd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

HP container data center delivers marked improvement in power consumption with fast deployment. …

… “HP estimates that the new POD (2,000 square feet data center capability) can improve energy efficiency by almost 50 percent … ” …

Via ZDNet: HP green data center offering

Iceland Free Data Center Cooling

Posted in ambient-air-cooling, country-iceland, green-data-center, green-power, verne-holdings on January 20th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Cool the data center with ambient air, you know what I mean, Verne. …

… “Verne Global is employing Iceland’s diverse natural resources to offer data center customers free cooling and 100% renewable power from the region’s abundant supply of geothermal and hydroelectric energy. ” …

Via Verne Global: Green Data Center

Corus360 Data Center Efficiency

Posted in corus360, cost-benefits, data-center, efficiency, green-design, green-power, leed-certification, leed-gold, power-savings, reduce-power-consumption on January 6th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Corus360 completes their LEED Gold certified data center in Georgia this week. The datacenter will operate at higher energy efficiency than comparable facilities. …

… “The new data center rounds out the company’s vision for a LEED Gold certified building and IT managed services facility. Through environmentally responsible designs and operations, Corus360 projects a 27 percent reduction in energy consumption, enabling cost and energy savings in server, storage, cooling and power distribution. ” …

Via Business Wire: Corus360 DataCenter

FedEx Sustainable Hub

Posted in country-germany, fedex, green-design, green-it-strategy, green-power, printer, solar-panels, sustainability on October 19th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Fedex has embraced sustainability and the company integrates energy efficient designs into its infrastructure investments. …

… “For example, in 2010 FedEx Express plans to open its largest solar-powered hub to date in Cologne, Germany, which will include a 1.4-megawatt solar power system expected to generate approximately 1.3 gigawatt-hours of electricity per year, equivalent to the annual consumption of 370 households. ” …

Via FedEx: Green Power Purchase Leadership In Print and Retail Industries

Dell Sustainability Leadership Ranking

Posted in alternative-energy, dell, disposal, green-power, recycle, sourcing, strategy, sustainability on May 22nd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Sustainability Ranking Index
Dell lands on top of the sustainability ranking for the information technology sector. …

… “Dell scored particularly well in renewable energy use, recycling and its integration of a sustainability strategy in its business. Dell sources about 35 percent of its U.S. energy use from green power and approximately 20 percent globally, and it offers free computer recycling to consumers worldwide. ” …

Via Dell: No. 1 in TBR Sustainability Index Benchmark

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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