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Chilled Water Data Center Cooling

Posted in chiller, cooling-system, emerson-electric, water on July 11th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

UPS Sustainability Efforts Achieve Data Center Savings

Posted in actions, air-conditioning, air-flow, airflow, cooling-system, corporate-sustainability, data-center, electricity-consumption, power-savings, rack-design, report, savings, server-efficiency, ups, water on July 7th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

UPS takes sustainability personally. The company has published its Corporate Sustainability report and provide transparency to the actions it is taking to transform its carbon footprint. The company has already seen the benefits of data center efficiency through implementation of opportunities, classified as “low-hanging fruit”. Expect UPS to continue to raise the bar and be an industry champion for sustainable development. …

UPS Sustainability Program provide report on performance to date

… “We have managed to reduce annual electricity consumption by nearly three million kilowatt hours at Windward Data Center through innovative use of simple but powerful elements: air and water. In one case we re-engineered airflow to adjust hydrostatic pressure and keep cool air where it belonged: surrounding the server racks. That change alone produced a saving of 1.5 million kilowatt hours of electricity. ” …

Via UPS: Corporate Sustainability Report (PDF)

United Parcel Service (UPS) Insights via New Georgia Encyclopedia: “The UPS Windward data center, located in southern Forsyth County, is the central nervous system of UPS’s global technology infrastructure. “

H2O Technology

Posted in cooling-system, green-data-center, leed-certification, operations, power-consumption, practices, recycle, water on October 25th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

LEED data center incorporates sustainable practices in all elements of operation, from power consumption to water usage. …

… “They utilize recycled (grey) water from a local municipal water system and captured roof rainwater for landscaping, restrooms and cooling tower backup. ” …

Via Green Building Elements: Green Data Center

Green Business Practices Recognized

Posted in award, best-practice, business-practices, dell, efficiency, enterprise, green-enterprise, impact, initiatives, it-services, motorola, oracle, practices, recognition, services, standards, sun, sustainability, sustainability-initiative, water on October 1st, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Oracle recognizes its customers for best business practices that enable the green enterprise. …

… “The Oracle Empower the Green Enterprise award recognizes customers from a wide-range of industries that are using Oracle Applications and technology products to support green business practices and sustainability initiatives in order to reduce environmental impact, costs and improve business efficiencies. Recipients of the Award include: Alcoa, Australian Vintage Limited, BT, Dell, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Fiji Water, Ingersoll-Rand, Intercall, Interface, Motorola, National Ignition Facility & Photon Service, Novartis International AG, PG&E, Standard Parking, Sun and Supervalu. ” …

Via Oracle: Green Enterprise Awards

SAP Global Sustainability Challenges Index

Posted in challenge, climate-change, environmental-social-governance, future, index, management, measurements, oekom-research, research, responsible-management, sap, sustainability, sustainable-development, water on September 21st, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

SAP is named to the Global Challenges Index, created by the Hanover Stock Exchange and Oekom Research as a sustainability measure for investors. …

… “The index is based on how companies address social and environmental challenges and is drawn from a universe of 900 companies worldwide. SAP continues to be one of only 50 companies selected for inclusion. The Global Challenges Index defines sustainability by focusing on seven future-oriented global challenges. They include climate change, provision of drinking water, sustainable forest management, biodiversity, population development, poverty reduction and support for responsible management (governance) structures. It further sets stringent environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance criteria for the companies listed and identifies pioneers that use opportunities provided by global change. ” …

Via SAP: Global Challenges Index

Water-Cooled Data Center

Posted in computer-data-center, cooling-system, electrical-system, google, patents, platform, water on September 7th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Google patent application for sea water-based cooling of data centers …

… “A system includes a floating platform-mounted computer data center comprising a plurality of computing units, a sea-based electrical generator in electrical connection with the plurality of computing units, and one or more sea-water cooling units for providing cooling to the plurality of computing units. ” …

Via US Patent Office: United States Patent Application #0080209234