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Green ICT Innovations

Researchers and businesses are advancing innovative ideas with potential for mainstream Green ICT. These range from products and services available today to futuristic concepts for tomorrow. The latest looks at how the brain's energy efficiency is influencing the delivery of cloud services.

Green ICT Stakeholders

"Green ICT - Bigger Than We Ever Imagined" is a talk I have been sharing with groups interested in exploring the full scope of Green ICT. We look at all the dimensions of Green ICT today. Across Core, Comm and Edge layers. Spanning ICT-intensive facilities from data centers to hospitals to telecom facilities. In the workplace and at home. From raw materials to end-of-life disposal. But Green ICT is so diverse in scope that there is always one more way to think about it.

Greening the Media Industry

Electronic media infrastructures and gear are important components of global ICT as movies, television, music, and books all go digital. This post offers a global sampling of sustainability in e-media. We just added albert - a UK entertainment industry initiative.

After you have finished with this post, see more by clicking on the "Green media" tag, above.

Apple TV 4K Environmental Specs

The Apple TV set-top box (STB), which I own, has always been very energy efficient. It is consistently at top the of EPA's ENERGY STAR STB ratings.

The newest Apple TV, the "4K" model, is not yet in the ENERGY STAR database, so we don't know if new features affected the box's power consumption. Apple does prove the following information in its tech specs:

Finding the Greenest Set-top Boxes

The US ENERGY STAR program looks only at energy efficiency and not other sustainability factors. Eleven set-top boxes (STBs) four manufacturers came in at less than 44W or less in the program's Total Energy Consumption (TEC) metric. The absence this time of several manufacturers who had previously registered models under 30W makes this a shorter list. Apple TV* is by far and away the most efficient, helped by its very low stand-by power consumption.

Mega Data Centers

We haven't updated this post in a while, so thought it would be a good opportunity to look at new mega-facilities. The latest addition is the Linkedin Infomart facility in Oregon USA.

Green ICT Conferences

Upcoming Green ICT conferences and workshops around the world. We just added an event in Canada.

We have also included links to past conferences to aid your search for Green ICT materials.

Which region has the most Green ICT conferences?


Apple's Supplier Clean Energy Program

The Apple Environmental Responsibility Report is always interesting reading. A focus of the 2017 edition is clean energy in the product supply chain. This means less embedded carbon in Apple products.

Finding the Greenest Printers

There is no excuse for an American business or individual not to purchase a GreenICT printer. There are over 1700 models to choose from in the United States. The options are fewer in the rest of the world.

Intel, Microsoft, Google, Apple & Cisco in EPA Green Power Partnership Top Ten

ICT companies continue to be well-represented in the EPA Green Power Partnership, occupying five of the ten top spots as of July 2017. The same five dominate each new ranking. Where are the other big ICT companies?

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