While executives recognize energy-efficiency in the datacenter as a buying priority, a majority of a new reports survey respondents admit they are not aware of how much their company is spending on energy costs or the amount of geen house gas emissions they are releasing into the environment.
According to the study, conducted by Harris Interactive and commissioned by Sun Microsystems, which queried 197 executives director level and above in top U.S. companies with annual revenue at $1 billion or more:
-76 percent of respondents noted that energy-efficient products have increased as buying priority, with 23 percent of that total noting they have increased significantly.
-63 percent of executives are unaware of how much they are spending on energy or GHG emissions. Of those involved in data center purchases, 38 percent are unaware of these two factors.
-61 percent of respondents say a utility rebate would make them more likely to purchase energy efficient products.