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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

Apple Data Center Project in North Carolina

Posted in apple, construction, data-center, incentives, investment, state-north-carolina on August 3rd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

North Carolina offers incentives and local officials approve of Apple’s data center investment, which will move ahead quickly now. …

… “With final site acquisition ahead, Apple should begin construction of the data center in mid-August, a company spokesman said. ” …

Via Hickory Daily Record: $1 billion Investment

Incentives for Efficient Data Centers

Posted in data-centers, energy-efficiency, incentives, plan on February 21st, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

The economic stimulus plan considers small incentive to promote data center energy efficiency. …

… “But that $50 million could be directed to find new ways to improve the power efficiency of data centers … ” …

Via Greentech Media: Data Center Efficiency

Analyze Carbon Footprint and Action Plan

Posted in actions, analysis, carbon-dioxide-emissions, carbon-footprint, ibm, incentives, it-services, model, plan, purchasing, recommendations, services on February 15th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM carbon footprint services
IBM offers set of client services aimed at understanding and reducing the carbon footprint, with impacts of up to 90 percent for datacenters and a corresponding reduction in cost. …

… “The Strategic Carbon Management offering uses a number of IBM consulting processes to help companies perform this analysis, including a carbon management diagnostic, carbon footprinting, green action planning and business case modeling. It uses measuring and monitoring tools and dashboards to help clients analyze a wide range of issues and opportunities, including carbon trading, regulations and incentives. The Component Business Model approach breaks the company down into logical segments – finance, operations, purchasing, etc. – and then provides an analysis as to which ones are the most energy and CO2 emissions intensive. ” …

Via IBM: Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Data Center Energy Rebate

Posted in air-economizers, building, certification, construction, cooling-system, data-center, decrease-energy, energy-efficiency, high-efficiency, incentives, measurements, netapp, pacific-gas-and-electric, process-design, rebate, transformers, ups, variable-chiller on December 9th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

NetApp data center design pays off with rebate
NetApp receives Green Business certification by the County of Santa Clara, California and is recognized with a rebate for its data center energy efficiency by Pacific Gas and Electric Company. …

… “Pacific Gas and Electric Company presented NetApp with a rebate of $1,427,477 under PG&E’s Non-Residential New Construction Program, which encourages PG&E’s commercial, industrial, high-technology, and agricultural customers to implement energy-efficient building and process design and construction. NetApp’s rebate is the largest new construction incentive PG&E has ever awarded. NetApp received the rebate for the design of its new Sunnyvale engineering data center and the measures it implemented to more efficiently provide power and decrease the energy needed for cooling. Upgrades included environmentally friendly flywheel uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems, energy-efficient transformers, outside air economizers, and a variable primary chiller plant. ” …

Via NetApp: Rebate for Data Center Energy Efficiency

Enterprise Server Efficiency

Posted in data-centers, energy-consumption, energy-efficiency, enterprise, epa, growth, improvement, incentives, initiatives, it-project, opportunity, program, savings, server-efficiency, study on October 13th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

EPA ENERGY STAR study assesses energy efficiency improvement opportunities for computer servers and data centers in the United States. …

… “The study projects near-term growth in energy use of U.S. computer servers and data centers, assesses potential cost and energy savings related to computer server and data center energy efficiency improvements, and recommends potential incentives and voluntary programs to promote energy-efficient computer servers and data centers. ” …

Via ENERGY STAR Program: Data Center Energy Efficiency Initiatives