Climate Savers Computing
Started by Google and Intel in 2007, the Climate Savers Computing Initiative is a nonprofit group of eco-conscious consumers, businesses and conservation organizations. Our goal is to promote development, deployment and adoption of smart technologies that can both improve the efficiency of a computer’s power delivery and reduce the energy consumed when the computer is in an inactive state.
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As computers themselves become more energy efficient, society has opportunities to utilize computers in ways that achieve net-positive environmental outcomes, including the displacement of carbon-intensive activities with lower carbon activities.
We all know it's important to save energy these days. With ever-rising demand, the suffering environment and tight budgets, every watt counts. What many people don't realize, however, is that each one of us can make simple changes in our workplace to save energy. And it's easy! Here are some tips.
using the computer you already have in a more energy-efficient way is just one part of the process. What about choosing the machine in the first place? How can you ensure that the product you purchase is a good choice for you, your wallet and the environment?
To paraphrase, if you build greener products, will people buy them? Everyone seems to be going (or at least thinking) green. But whether people actually buy greener products is another story.
OK, it’s not a smackdown like on TV, but it is a power struggle, so to speak. Data centers consume a lot of power in companies. In one corner you have the IT department who is tasked with keeping and meeting the IT needs of the organization, scaling and staying within what is usually a flat budget envelope. In the other corner you have the facilities manager that is trying to manage overall costs, power use, space utilization, and the needs of the organization as a whole.