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Computers Left on at Night Cost U.S. Businesses $1.7 Billion, Says Study
Nearly half of all corporate PCs in the US are not regularly switched off at night, costing US businesses $1.72 billion in energy and causing emissions of 14.4 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, according to recently released PC Energy Awareness report.
Consolidating Servers to Reduce Power Consumption
By Andrew Binstock, GreenerComputing.com
One of the most effective ways to lower energy use, consolidation has quickly moved out of the real of pipe-dream into a real-world, practical solution for businesses of all sizes. In his inaugural feature, GreenerComputing’s Technology Editor Andrew Binstock explains the ins and outs of server consolidation.
Will Climate Savers Lead to Consumer Confusion?
by James Murray, businessGreen
Although the consortium of the IT industry’s biggest players and government and environmental groups is a welcome and well thought out initiative, there is a distinct chance that adding another standard to an already long list could hurt the green IT movement as a whole.
Google’s Next Big Move: Carbon Neutrality
Google becomes the latest of the big tech companies to announce major environmental initiatives, starting with its goal of becoming carbon neutral by the end of 2007.
Software Company Offers to Pay the Fortune 500 to Go Green
By offering to give away its paper- and ink-saving software to large companies, GreenPrint Technologies aims to make money by helping companies save money and resources.
Fujitsu Siemens Issues Dynamic Data Center Challenge
The challenge, addressed to the FTSE 350, offers to analyze the companies’ energy outputs and find ways to reduce their data center costs by 40 percent.
Intel, Google to Put Computers to Work as Climate Savers
The computing giants have joined forces to create the Climate Savers Computing Alliance, a broad coalition that includes other IT industry companies, government agencies and environmental groups that seeks ways to spread energy-efficient computers and IT power management worldwide.
Dell and HP Receive First EPEAT Gold-Certified Computers
Dell’s Latitude D630 laptop and HP’s rp5700 desktop are the first products to meet the stringent requirements for Gold Certification under the Green Electronics Council’s EPEAT standards.
The Global E-Sustainability Initiative
This joint partnership between IT service providers, manufacturers, the U.N.’s Environment Programme and the International Telecommunication Union aims to foster sustainable development and improve environmental sustainability in the industry.
Electronics Recycling Consumer Education Initiative
This resource for businesses looking to unload surplus electronic equipment allows users to search by state for reuse and recycling facilities for electronic equipment across the country.
The Metrics of IT Equipment: Computing and Energy Performance
A report on the degree to which a single server reduces its energy consumption when operating at low levels of computation.