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Can IT Help Companies Achieve ‘Net Positive’ Environmental Impact?

Kaiser Permanente switched to electronic medical records — and reduced transportation greenhouse gas emissions. This, according to the Center for Technology and Sustainability, is just one example of how technology can address environmental challenges. The center, a partnership between Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) and Dell, has published its first … Read more »

ChargePoint, DBT Offer Joint EV Stations

ChargePoint and DBT – the leading companies in the EV supply equipment market, according to a recent report – have announced a joint offering. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, DBT USA announced that its new North American portfolio of level II charging stations (pictured) will have the … Read more »

Environmental Executive Moves: Eaton Corp, Republic Services, Bayer CropScience

Here’s the latest news on hirings and promotions among environmental leaders. Eaton Corporation: The industrial manufacturer has named John Beering (pictured) senior vice president and general manager of its commercial vehicle transmission business. Beering will take the position effective Jan. 1. He most recently was vice president and general manager … Read more »

Contract Wins: Andritz, Poet-DSM Biofuels, Microgrid Solar, Eaton

Andritz, through its US subsidiary Andritz Inc., has received an order to supply its advanced continuous biomass pre-treatment technology for the Poet-DSM Advanced Biofuels commercial-scale biofuel facility, Project Liberty, being built in Emmetsburg, Iowa and scheduled for completion in Q4 2013. The facility will produce 20 million gallons per year … Read more »

Contract Wins: Amyris, Itron, Noresco, Landis+Gyr, Eaton, Foster Wheeler

Advanced microbial engineering company Amyris has expanded an existing technology collaboration agreement with Total for production of renewable diesel and jet fuel. Total agreed to provide $30 million during the third quarter of 2012. Additional funding will be released by Total in mid 2013 and 2014. Total reaffirms its commitment … Read more »

Implementing Sustainable Data Center Practices, Part II

In my first article on sustainable data center practices, I discussed the possibility that most organizations can benefit from at least some green data center strategies without compromising corporate growth or IT reliability. Energy and Atmosphere & Materials and Resources It is important that architects, specifying engineers, designers, building owners … Read more »

Implementing Sustainable Data Center Practices

Environmental stewardship, innovation and leadership are becoming increasingly important as we take steps to create a sustainable environment for future generations. This is particularly important when it comes to construction of new data centers or major renovations of older ones. The Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification process … Read more »

Veterans Affairs Selects Eaton for $10m, 200-Building Efficiency Contract

Eaton Corporation has received three contracts totaling $10 million, aimed at enhancing the energy efficiency of 200 buildings owned by the US Department of Veterans Affairs. The contracts will include the retro-commissioning of 15 medical campuses with nearly 15.4 million square feet of space in the VA’s Integrated Service Network … Read more »