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GreenBox Develops ‘TurboTax for Sustainability Reporting’

GreenBox, a startup that says it wants to be “the TurboTax for environmentally conscious companies,” is commercializing its web-based sustainability reporting software following a pilot program with real estate asset management firms including Clarion Partners and Thomas Properties Group. The company’s first product, geared toward companies that report to the … Read more »

Facebook Can’t Satisfy Greenpeace with New Data Center Plans

Facebook’s decision to build its second data center in North Carolina shows that the company continues to see energy-efficient facilities as the best way to reduce its carbon footprint rather than building it near renewable energy sources, reports Data Center Knowledge. Facebook has published several case studies of energy-efficiency projects … Read more »

PC Power Management Tools Reduce Energy Use by 45%

PC Power Management Tools Reduce Energy Use by 45%

More than 100 million corporate and government PCs are left “powered on” 94 percent of the time, and in most cases, well beyond actual user demand for PC on-time, according to a study released by Verdiem. The study, commissioned by one of the nation’s largest utilities and conducted by QDI … Read more »

Data Security Outweighs Carbon Footprint in U.S. E-Waste Programs

Nearly 17 percent more medium and large companies were securely managing millions of tons of discarded computer hardware in 2009, according to a new study from Converge and Osterman Research. The study finds that nearly 84 percent of respondents have controls in place to properly handle end-of-life IT assets. The report, … Read more »

TBR Evaluates Sustainability Strategies at Dell, CSC, Cisco

Technology Business Research’s (TBR) quarterly report highlights different sustainability strategies at three major global companies: Dell, CSC and Cisco. The analysis covers Dell’s product design and manufacturing strategy, CSC’s scorecard for managing stakeholder expectations and Cisco’s plan to virtualize “green” IT. TBR finds that Dell has an extensive strategy for … Read more »

Green IT Implementation on the Rise

Green IT Implementation on the Rise

About 28 percent of major companies are implementing a comprehensive plan for green IT practices and technologies, part of a rising trend, according to a new study by Forrester Research Inc. That’s up from 25 percent in April of 2009 and October of 2008, and 20 percent in April of … Read more »

IT and Climate Change: Computing for the Environment

The typical CPU/monitor combination sends 1,000 pounds of CO2 into the atmosphere every year and 15 such systems generate as much carbon emissions as a mid-size car each year. In total, desktops, laptops, printer and all other IT equipment account for 9 percent of all energy consumed by businesses and … Read more »

Data Center Managers Neglect Energy Use Metrics

Data center and IT managers are not paying enough attention to measuring, monitoring and modeling energy use in data centers, according to a recent interactive poll conducted by Gartner Inc. Businesses will not be able to reduce energy costs and meet compliance requirements unless they create accurate energy management dashboards, … Read more »

Green IT Efforts Save Symantec $2.1M in Energy Costs

Green IT Efforts Save Symantec $2.1M in Energy Costs

Symantec Corp., an infrastructure software provider, is achieving significant business cost and productivity benefits including a projected energy cost savings of $2.1 million thanks to its ongoing “green” IT efforts. The cost savings is attributed to hardware device reduction and related power consumption savings from August 2007 to December 2010. … Read more »

Fairmont Adopts Green IT Strategy

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is adopting a green technology infrastructure and IT strategy, with the aim of conserving energy, reducing the company’s overall carbon footprint, limiting waste and purchasing responsibly. Going forward, Fairmont said it will use a “green procurement policy” to ensure it is using IT equipment that is … Read more »

45% of Firms Adopting Green IT Strategies, Budgets Rising

45% of Firms Adopting Green IT Strategies, Budgets Rising

Nearly all senior-level IT executives are at least discussing a green information technology (IT) strategy, while 45 percent have already implemented green IT initiatives, according to a recent survey by Symantec Corp. A key finding of the 2009 Green IT Report, a follow up to the Green Data Center report … Read more »