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The Internet of Things: the Next Technological Revolution

We are on the cusp of a technological revolution. Like the World Wide Web before it, the Internet of Things (IoT) is slowly changing the way we live and how companies conduct business. IoT is changing everything from the way our goods are manufactured to the way we heat our … Read more »

With a Focus Increasing Reliability and Decreasing Emissions, Microgrids are Stepping Out

With a Focus Increasing Reliability and Decreasing Emissions, Microgrids are Stepping Out

When the electricity goes out, the lights often turn on inside the minds of innovators. Enter the world of microgrids, which is becoming a harbinger of energy trends as more and more companies and campuses with sensitive operations need a continuous flow of power. Microgrids are systems set up to … Read more »

Microsoft Carbon Neutral Across Manufacturing Ops

Microsoft Carbon Neutral Across Manufacturing Ops

As of July 1, Microsoft has achieved carbon neutrality across its manufacturing operations, according to the company’s newly published 2015 Citizenship Report. Microsoft’s data centers, software development labs, offices and business air travel have been carbon neutral since July 2012. Achieving carbon neutrality across its global operations hinges on the … Read more »

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How to Develop an Effective E-Recycling Quality Plan

Provision 6 of the R2 Standard for electronics recycling requires that R2-certified companies implement a written quality assurance plan if they are directing electronics to reuse. According to Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI), a quality assurance plan includes the controls needed to ensure that a process is effective. Provision 6 of … Read more »

IBM Big Data Manages World’s Largest Climate Data Archive

IBM Big Data Manages World’s Largest Climate Data Archive

The German Climate Computing Center is using technology and services from IBM to manage the world’s largest climate simulation data archive, used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and other leading climate researchers worldwide. The archive currently consists of more than 40 petabytes of data and is projected to … Read more »

Spotlight on Award Winners: Ciena 8700 Packetwave Platform Leads to Massive Energy Savings

Spotlight on Award Winners: Ciena 8700 Packetwave Platform Leads to Massive Energy Savings

This article is sponsored by Ciena. Cloud computing directly affects the corporate bottom line and the environment. In fact, over the life of a typical data center – the foundation of cloud computing – energy consumption represents 40% of the total cost of ownership. Ciena’s new 8700 Packetwave Platform – winner … Read more »

Explore the Winners of the 2015 EL Product & Project Awards

Today, Environmental Leader is proud to shine the spotlight on the winners of the 2015 Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards. We had more entries than ever before across a wide variety of industries this year; competition was steep and our judges had their work cut out for them to … Read more »

SwRI Wins $20M Emissions Testing, Analytical Services Contract

Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has been awarded a $20.16 million contract by the EPA to provide testing and analytical services related to vehicle emissions and fuel consumption. SwRI will conduct analytical services in emissions and fuel consumption on light- and heavy-duty vehicles and components under the five-year contract. Key areas of support include … Read more »

Innovation Must Enhance Efficiency, Not Just the ‘Cool Factor’

Earlier this month I spent a week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES)—an almost overwhelming ocean of innovation—during which 170,000 people converged on Vegas to see the most advanced and ingenious products, technologies, and prototypes that the human mind can comprehend. This year’s show was as vibrant and interesting as ever, … Read more »

Ark Data Centres to Reduce UK Carbon by 14,000 MT

The UK ministry of defense has selected Ark Data Centres to implement a data center at Corsham in Wiltshire that will reduce UK carbon by 14,000 metric tons over 10 years. The carbon reduction will come from Ark’s G-Cloud formula that includes a fixed power efficiency rating. The MOD is … Read more »

Ontario Tire Stewardship Saves $500K With Mobile Tracking App

The Ontario Tire Stewardship has launched a mobile tracking application that is expected to save the company over $500,000 in its sustainability efforts. The TreadMarks mobile application was officially launched in August and currently captures 98 percent of all transactions, with the remaining 2 percent transitioning in Q1 of 2015. … Read more »