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One thought on “Uptime Q&A On Greenpeace’s Role in the Data Center

  1. We are delighted to see Greenpeace take an active interest in data center sustainability. Especially as they recognize that PUE alone is of very little value in assessing total energy and natural resource consumption or total life-cycle environmental impact of a data center. Even the focus on ‘green’ energy, as noted by Gary Cook in this interview, is just one small subset of the broader socio-economic & environmental impact associated with data centers.

    One needs to evaluate land use, source and operational materials (MRR), water (WUE), carbon (CUE), logistics, commute management, and a host of business related factors including ITC content/function value and productivity (the missing 800-lbs gorilla).

    We suggest one explore related concepts –
    http://www.emerson.com/edc/post/2011/03/10/What-do-you-do-when-the-e2809cGreen-Policee2809d-show-up.aspx

    http://www.environmentalleader.com/2011/04/04/zero-waste-the-next-step-for-data-center-sustainability/

    http://www.emerson.com/edc/post/2011/02/16/Commute-Management-as-part-of-Data-Center-Efficiency.aspx

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