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Redundant Assets

Posted in asset-management, green-computing, green-it-strategy, hot-spots, power-consumption, purchasing, redundancy on November 9th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

A green IT audit screens for purchasing policies, asset management practices, and power consumption baseline. …

… “Vreeswijk looks to eliminate redundant machines and infrastructure, or looks for redundant workstations, such as unnecessary hot spares … ” …

Via Vancouver Sun: Green computing

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

IT Aligns With Facility Management to Green the Data Center

Posted in alignment, energy-requirements, green-storage, it-management, performance, procurement, purchasing, scalability, space on January 23rd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

To more fully develop on the sustainability maturity scale, IT leaders and facility managers need to align on common goals and objectives for data centers. …

… “The IT manager has traditionally been focused on scalability and performance when making his purchasing decision, leaving the facilities manager to worry about space and energy requirements … ” …

Via ZDNet Asia: Greener storage

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

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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