Server Room with Natural Cooling

Posted in alternative-energy, city-laramie, cooling-system, ides-inc, natural-cooling, renewable-energy, server-consolidation on December 17th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

IDES data center leverages natural cooling to save energy. …

… “The company recently opened its own state-of-the-art, naturally cooled computer server room at its offices in Laramie, and co-located back-up servers at Green House Data, a 100 percent renewable energy powered data center in Cheyenne. ” …

Via International Business Times: Plastics Information Company

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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