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Reuse IT to Promote Sustainability, Efficiency

As many school kids know, the 3Rs – reduce, reuse, recycle – are the fundamental building blocks for protecting the environment. Of course, the order is important. For instance, reducing energy use – convincing my teenagers to take shorter showers or turn off a light once in a while – … Read more »

Zero Waste: The Next Step for Data Center Sustainability

With the growing push for “zero waste” as a key corporate sustainability goal, data centers need to make sure they are doing their part. But a vital question remains – how do we measure progress towards that ambitious target with effective recycling programs? There’s no question, it takes a lot … Read more »

Biomass-Powered Data Centers: Next Step for Green IT?

Over the past several years, those of us in the data center industry have seen dramatic strides in Green IT, primarily focused on improving energy efficiency. It is now much more common to see data centers designed to meet the LEED standards of the U.S. Green Building Association (USGC).  In … Read more »

Smart Grid Technology Helps Data Centers Conserve Energy

Is there a “smart” meter in your home yet? Our family just received word that we will be receiving one soon, compliments of Southern California Edison. I’m looking forward to having more visibility into electricity usage around the house. Though I can’t say my wife and children share my enthusiasm, … Read more »

Putting the 3R’s Into Action With ‘Reduce’

Corporate sustainability professionals focus on the triple bottom line also known as the three P’s – People, Planet, Profit. In the data center world, where we prefer action, the Three R’s – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – emote a much stronger call to action. Being goal- and metric-driven individuals, we can … Read more »