Powering the Cloud: Maintaining Service Availability, Reducing Data Center Costs with Effective Power Management
Spiraling power costs are forcing organizations to rethink how they run their datacenters. This white paper will help you identify the right cost optimization and power management strategies for your business. Calculating your PUE is just the beginning. Effective power management requires a holistic view of demand and consumption in your data center at a device, circuit and even phase level.
Sponsor: CA Technologies
This white paper describes fourteen distinct controls strategies enabled by today’s most advanced lighting controls systems, and discusses the technology attributes that are required in order to take advantage of these strategies. If properly applied, the result can be tremendous savings, better occupant comfort, improved building management, and more.
Sponsor: Daintree Networks
Discover energy management ideas tailored to the business of big retailers. New-store design, refurbs and retrofits may present the biggest and most obvious opportunities to make dramatic, long-lasting improvements in energy efficiency and budget certainty. But the weak economy has caused most retailers to cut way back on such projects. Energy-cost reductions can make a big difference for your company’s financial performance. After payroll, energy is among the largest operating costs for any grocery retailer. In fact, energy cost may amount to roughly half or more of net profit. A 10% reduction of energy cost can increase net profit by 5% to 10%.
You may be surprised to learn what goes on in your buildings. Or at least you’d be surprised to know what doesn’t get turned off. This is especially true for energy managers in large organizations that operate many different buildings. Outdoor lights often go on before dark and stay on after dawn. Makeup fans and air handlers may run around the clock. HVAC systems condition the air in unoccupied rooms. Kitchen staff leave open the doors of walk-in freezers. You know it happens. But unless you’re doing real-time energy monitoring, you probably don’t know when or how often it happens…Or how much it’s costing you.
Download this report to learn how companies like Total S.A. are tackling heat exchanger fouling to improve capacity and efficiency, while reducing energy costs and environmental impact. Facing a squeeze on margins and pressure to reduce carbon emissions, most refiners must run as efficiently as possible. The drive for efficiency has led many to pay very close attention to a critical and growing problem – heat exchanger fouling — the build-up of dirt deposits on the metal surfaces of heat exchangers. Addressing heat exchanger fouling can achieve cleaner processing and significantly minimize production shutdowns, capital equipment expenditures, and maintenance costs.
This paper discusses the importance of balancing environmental and operational metrics to help manufacturers delve deeper into the underlying forces of energy and resource consumption. Such an integrated approach can yield insights that increase operational savings and reduce environmental impact at a structural level, proving that “Green is Green.”
Source: GE Intelligent Platforms
Download our Resource Intensity white paper, which demonstrates how the measurement systems and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that evolved alongside operational improvement practices offer much of the structure needed to properly link sustainability goals to overall operational and cost-improvement goals.
Source: GE Intelligent Platforms
Lessons Learned from Corporate Environmental, Sustainability and Energy Decision-Makers
Environmental Leader has released the inaugural edition of its Insider Knowledge Report, which provides lessons learned from corporate environmental, sustainability and energy decision-makers. 150 professionals contributed to the free report including executives from Ford, Bank of America, Nike, Alcoa, Yahoo, eBay, Staples, Hormel Foods. Blue Shield of California, Dell, Anheuser-Busch, L’Oréal, Hasbro and Xerox.
Sponsor: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
With greenhouse gas (GHG) and other pollutants meeting increased scrutiny worldwide, governmental agencies have put multiple regulations and environmental programs in place to tackle this growing problem. But effectively tracking and managing data for Title V, an air emissions inventory and the EPA’s new mandatory GHG reporting rule can prove to be overwhelming for companies, consuming significant time, personnel and budget resources.
This webinar will demonstrate how organizations can achieve sustainability leadership and address the bottom line by measuring energy use and reduction efforts, reporting on the progress of their activities, and implementing energy reduction strategies and best practices.
Sponsor – Hara