sustainability

Verizon Perspectives on Sustainable IT Practices

Posted in green-it-strategy, sustainability, verizon on September 11th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Jeannie Diefenderfer, Verizon’s senior vice president of global engineering and planning, shares thoughts on the Green Grid.

Sustainability leadership commitment and green IT investment trends

Posted in forrester-research, green-it-strategy, sustainability, trends on August 6th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Forrester Research offers insights into the trends in green IT.  Leadership commitment through an organizational sustainability focal point is lacking.  Software purchases are increasing.  …

…   “Only 10 percent of the responding companies had a chief sustainability officer, while another 13 percent had another level executive in charge of this sort of thing.

Approximately two-thirds had no executive ownership for sustainability. “   …

Via ZDNet: Green IT Trends from Forrester Research Analysis.

FNMA LEED Data Center

Posted in adoption, datacenter, environmental-stewardship, leed-certification, stewardship, sustainability on April 26th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

They may not be good financial stewards of the mortgage market, but Fannie Mae commits to sustainability through its LEED data center. …

… “Fannie Mae’s early adoption of LEED not only demonstrates their environmental stewardship but can attest to the simple premise that by consuming less, companies inherently save more and will do so throughout the lifecycle of the building. ” …

Via Environmental Protection: Saves $1.7 M in Energy Costs

Fannie Mae is a government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) chartered by Congress with a mission to provide liquidity, stability and affordability to the U.S. housing and mortgage markets.

Intel LEED Gold Green Building

Posted in ashrae, building, certification, education, energy-consumption, green-data-center, green-design, green-power, intel, leed-certification, leed-gold, power-consumption, processor, reduce-power-consumption, sustainability, sustainable-design, xeon on April 22nd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Intel Corp achieves LEED Gold at its Haifa, Israel Design Center 9, IDC 9, which will open in June. The building deploys multiple strategies for sustainability in its design and construction, including a Xeon processor-based data center that significantly reduces power consumption. …

… “Securing a Gold-level rating – one of the highest level LEED certifications – IDC 9 is the first building in Israel to receive this level of recognition for sustainable construction.

The sustainable design of IDC 9 results in a net 17 percent reduction in total building energy use as compared with ordinary buildings built, according to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) 90.1-2007 standard.

IDC 9 is the marquee of Intel sites striving to meet international green building standards. ” …

Via Intel: Green Building Receives LEED Gold Cert

Intel Haifa Design Center is built with a sustainable design

Cost Sustainability Driver

Posted in leadership, sustainability, sustainable-development on March 18th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Leaders see holistic approach to sustainability where elimination of waste using lean methods will drive lower costs and carbon footprint. …

… “JOHNSON: Cost, not carbon, is the sustainability driver. The ideal is for us as global citizens to realize that pollution has a front-end as well as a back-end cost. Those costs have been pushed off onto the environment by both producer and consumer. ” …

Via Metropolis Mag: Where From Here?

Nike Integrated Sustainability Performance

Posted in nike, sustainability, sustainability-initiative, sustainable-development on January 24th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Nike integrates sustainability throughout its business processes from the factory floor to the design of its products. …

… “Sustainability is key to Nike’s growth and innovation, said Mark Parker, NIKE, Inc’s, President and CEO. Making our business more sustainable benefits our consumers who expect products and experiences with low environmental impact, contract factory workers who will gain from more sustainable manufacturing and our employees and shareholders who will be rewarded by a company that is prepared for the future. ” …

Via Nike: Sustainable Business

IT Sustainability Projects

Posted in intel, projects, sustainability, temperature-control on December 28th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Sustainability through Cisco Telepresence

Posted in cisco, education, green-initiatives, sustainability, telecommute, telepresence on November 14th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Use telepresence and other unified communication technologies to dramatically reduce travel costs.

Abbott Labs Data Center Cooling Efficiency

Posted in abbott-labs, actions, award, cooling-system, data-center, energy-efficiency, environmental-excellence, information-technology, recognition, state-illinois, sustainability on November 2nd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Abbott is recognized with the Illinois Continuous Improvement Award for environmental excellence based on its recent sustainability actions, which includes data center energy efficiency improvements. …

… “Reducing CO2 emissions by improving cooling efficiency at the central information technology (IT) data center. ” …

Via Abbott Labs: Illinois Continuous Improvement Award

FedEx Sustainable Hub

Posted in country-germany, fedex, green-design, green-it-strategy, green-power, printer, solar-panels, sustainability on October 19th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Fedex has embraced sustainability and the company integrates energy efficient designs into its infrastructure investments. …

… “For example, in 2010 FedEx Express plans to open its largest solar-powered hub to date in Cologne, Germany, which will include a 1.4-megawatt solar power system expected to generate approximately 1.3 gigawatt-hours of electricity per year, equivalent to the annual consumption of 370 households. ” …

Via FedEx: Green Power Purchase Leadership In Print and Retail Industries

Priority Green in the Data Center

Posted in disney, electricity-consumption, energy-efficiency, facility-improvement, goals, green-data-center, green-it-strategy, infrastructure, sustainability on October 8th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Leading companies are integrating IT efficiency into the overall sustainability objectives of the enterprise. …

… “Disney has a companywide goal to reduce electricity consumption by 10% between 2006 and 2013, and the data center has to play a big role in achieving that objective, says Denis Weber, director of IT critical facilities infrastructure for the Walt Disney Co. ” …

Via Computerworld: Disney Green Data Center

NetApp Green Data Center

Posted in ambient-air-cooling, cooling-system, design, energy-efficiency, green-data-center, green-it-strategy, improvement, netapp, pue, supply-air, sustainability, temperature-control on October 7th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

NetApp pushes the boundaries of green data center design with increased temperature setpoint for supply air for cooling system, ambient air cooling, pressure control on the data center room, cold air isolation, and overhead air distribution. …

… “NetApp‘s goals for sustainability and reducing data center power consumption are reflected in the innovative design and construction of its data center. NetApp estimates that the data center’s power usage effectiveness (PUE) will be 1.2, or 80% more efficient than the average data center PUE of 2.0, which will result in NetApp saving $7.3 million a year. NetApp’s energy efficiency improvements will also result in reducing CO2 by 93,000 tons a year, which is equivalent to removing 15,400 cars from the road. ” …

Via NetApp: Energy-Efficient Data Center