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Calculate Green IT CO2 Impact

Posted in analytical-tools, calculation, carbon-dioxide-emissions, carbon-footprint, co2-emissions, entuity, green-it-strategy, impact, measurements, metrics, savings on June 3rd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Entuity has launched its Green IT Calculator, which enables an enterprise to understand its green IT opportunity and potential carbon footprint improvement. …

Savings calculator

… “Entuity’s Green IT Calculator quantifies the environmental impact a green IT strategy could have via CO2 reduction metrics and what those savings would equate to in terms of number of cars taken off the road and acres of forest saved. ” …

Via Entuity: Calculator

DataCenter Energy

Posted in cio-perspective, cooling-system, datacenter, energy-costs, hardware, impact, it-project, power-management on December 5th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Energy efficiency projects can have an immediate bottom-line impact on the data center operating budget. …

… “Industry experts say by 2010 the cost to power and cool data center equipment is likely to exceed the cost of the hardware itself, and energy costs may soon represent more than half of the total cost of running a data center. ” …

Via CIO Today: Energy Costs

Data Centre Efficiency Code

Posted in alternative-energy, calculation, code-of-conduct, data-centre, european-union, high-availability, impact, infrastructure, metrics, power-consumption, region-europe, sustainability-initiative on November 26th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

The European Commission releases its Code of Conduct for increased energy efficiency in data centres. The code focuses on the IT load and the facility load and describes seven principles that participants should embrace. Metrics are defined, such as the data centre infrastructure efficiency index which is analogous to a yield calculation. …

… “Over provisioning, ensuring availability and associated costs were previously considered a negligible risk to business performance because energy costs were relatively small in comparison to the IT budget, and environmental responsibility was not considered to be the remit of the IT department. However, with rising energy prices this is no longer the case, and the issue of energy consumption at the individual data centre level is becoming increasingly important as operational energy expenditures and ecological impact of the energy consumed begins to play an ever important role in overall cost of ownership of data centres. ” …

Via EUROPEAN COMMISSION, Renewable Energies Unit: Code of Conduct on Data Centres Energy Efficiency

Green Data Center through Renewable Certs

Posted in alternative-energy, certificates, data-center, hosting, impact, power-consumption, purchasing, renewable-energy, renewable-energy-certificates on November 15th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Renewable energy for data center
Hosting company uses renewable energy credits to offset its data center power consumption. …

… “1&1 Internet is purchasing enough Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) from the non-profit, Bonneville Environmental Foundation, to match 100% of the electricity used at the company’s data center. The majority of the RECs will be sourced from the Bowersock Mills and Power Company’s hydroelectric facility in Lawrence, Kansas. This hydroelectric facility is certified low impact by the Low Impact Hydro Institute (LIHI). ” …

Via 1&1: Data Center Goes Green

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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Power Reducing Systems Software

Posted in academia-virginia-tech, eco-daemon, energy-consumption, footprint, impact, performance, power-conservation, power-consumption, processor, software, systems-software on October 16th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Virginia Tech researchers develop software that lowers power consumption and data center footprint by adaptive tuning of processor performance. …

… “EcoDaemon is self-aware, self-adapting systems software that automatically reduces the power and energy consumption of a processor by as much as 70% with tunable impact on performance. ” …

Via Virginia Tech: Eco-Daemon

Green Business Practices Recognized

Posted in award, best-practice, business-practices, dell, efficiency, enterprise, green-enterprise, impact, initiatives, it-services, motorola, oracle, practices, recognition, services, standards, sun, sustainability, sustainability-initiative, water on October 1st, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Oracle recognizes its customers for best business practices that enable the green enterprise. …

… “The Oracle Empower the Green Enterprise award recognizes customers from a wide-range of industries that are using Oracle Applications and technology products to support green business practices and sustainability initiatives in order to reduce environmental impact, costs and improve business efficiencies. Recipients of the Award include: Alcoa, Australian Vintage Limited, BT, Dell, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Fiji Water, Ingersoll-Rand, Intercall, Interface, Motorola, National Ignition Facility & Photon Service, Novartis International AG, PG&E, Standard Parking, Sun and Supervalu. ” …

Via Oracle: Green Enterprise Awards

Intel Energy Efficiency Innovation

Posted in benefits, calculation, efficiency, energy-consumption, energy-efficiency, impact, intel, microprocessors, power-consumption, ups, value on September 29th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

The energy efficiency of Intel microprocessors have had a significant impact on the power consumption of the information technology industry, some 20 TeraWatts. Read on for the context. …

… “So what did we find? When we added up all the Watt-hours that were saved in the past 2 years as a result of Intel’s right hand turn, the calculations point to approximately 20 Terawatts hours less energy used, relative to what our prior generation of processors would have consumed … ” …

Via CSR@Intel: Value of Energy Efficiency

Engineering Impact on Green Data Center

Posted in challenge, efficiency, energy-consumption, engineering, green-data-center, hp-hewlett-packard, impact, power-consumption on September 2nd, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

HP Labs engineers will focus their experience on solving energy efficiency challenges in the data center. …

… “Although Chandrakant is immediately focused on reducing IT’s energy consumption, which amounts to about 2 percent of the total, his aim is to tackle the other 98 percent as well. ” …

Via HP Labs: Mechanical engineers

Greening Government IT Strategy Sets Technology Agenda

Posted in actions, asset-management, asset-utilization, best-practice, carbon-footprint, carbon-neutral, data-centre, drives, federal-it, footprint, government, green-data-center, green-it-strategy, impact, investment, it-strategy, management, practices, strategies, strategy, supplier-collaboration, utilization on July 31st, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

UK government sets green IT strategy into motion. Objectives for greening information technology include understanding the carbon impact of new investments with a target of carbon neutral and taking a lifecycle view of new IT assets. The government will pursue power management for active devices and use virtualization to drive capacity utilization rates much higher. …

UK Cabinet Office implements green Information Technology strategy

… “The Greening Government ICT strategy sets out the first steps we can take to reduce our carbon footprint. We are the first government in the world to look at our ICT in this way and we want to see changes taking place immediately. We want to see best green practice throughout government – computers switched off overnight, printers defaulting to duplex, data centres efficiently cooled. The good news is that we are not alone in aiming for these goals. There is already a great deal of activity in departments and within industry and we will be working with our suppliers to ensure that action is taken immediately. ” …

Via UK Cabinet Office: Greening Government ICT (PDF)