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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)

Too much Data Center Cooling?

Posted in cooling-system, data-center, intel, opportunity, power-savings, survey on August 31st, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Intel survey indicates that data centers may be over-cooled. …

… “showed that each and every one of the respondents are cooling their data centers significantly more than needed. ” …

Via The Register: Too cold

European Union Green IT Strategies to Transform Operations to Low-Carbon

Posted in carbon-footprint, energy-consumption, european-union, green-it-solutions, improvement, information-technology, measurements, monitoring, operations, opportunity, reduce-power-consumption, region-europe on April 6th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

The EU sees the information technology industry transforming to carbon footprint and energy efficiency performance through industry-developed verifiable metrics, collaborative development of best-practices and toolsets, and an implementation for transition to the future efficient state of technology operations. …

… “There exists an untapped potential for the ICT sector to focus on systemic improvements and further reduce the energy consumption of its own processes (including operations, manufacturing, service delivery and the supply chain). If the sector were to adopt a more systematic approach to monitoring and measuring energy consumption at every step in a process, it could generate verifiable and comparable data, allowing it to identify opportunities for improvement, and to develop and apply solutions. ” …

Via EU: Mobilise the Information and Communication Technologies Sector to facilitate the transition to an energy-efficient, low-carbon economy (PDF)

Desktop Footprint is Green Opportunity

Posted in dell, desktops, energy-star-4-compliant, enterprise, epa, footprint, laptop, management, opportunity, procurement on November 4th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Energy star desktop equipment
The enterprise desktop footprint is the next big opportunity for energy efficiency through better management of the installed base and procurement of new, more-efficient equipment. …

… “You can generate as big of an electricity bill with 100,000 clients around the world as you can with two or three big data centers. ” …

Via Forbes: Green Machine

ENERGY STAR Computers: “Desktop and notebook (laptop) computers, game consoles, integrated computer systems, desktop-derived servers and workstations are all eligible to earn the ENERGY STAR. “

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