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More Efficient Supercomputers

Energy efficiency is becoming more important to supercomputers, as ever more powerful machines consume ever more energy. Japan now leads energy-efficient supercomputing.

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The Importance of Location for Green Data Centers

Location is becoming increasingly important to the sustainability of ICT facilities. We've been tracking activities which try to leverage geographic features for greener operations. This article focuses on Europe and Asia. (Another focuses on North America.) Our latest update highlights the relationship between renewable energy availability and overall desirability for siting data centers.

Bitcoin Is a Significant Component of ICT Electricity Consumption

We've tracked the growing environmental impact of virtual currency Bitcoin since 2013. A new analysis shows that its electricity footprint now rivals that of Nigeria.

Finding the Greenest Digital Signage

Digital signage is now deployed everywhere, but large digital billboards can consume up to 30X the electricity of a typical American home. Despite the grow of digital signage and its environmental footprint, only one organization rates digital signage and only one company gets top marks.

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


Following release of the 2017 Top 100 (below), the EPA has now announced its 2017 Green Power Leadership Awards. Google, Microsoft, Apple and Intel were the ICT companies recognized. These four companies have regularly garnered EPA Green Power Leadership Awards since 2008. Where are Amazon, Facebook, telecoms, and other major ICT players?

Green ICT Conferences

Green ICT conferences, workshops and other events around the world. Latest additions an event in Germany.

Who Offers ENERGY STAR Servers?

The availability of ENERGY STAR servers has increased dramatically since we last looked in 2015. Over twenty companies offer qualified models: 248 in the United States and 225 in Canada.

Apple & Facebook in Prineville: Mega Data Centers Transform a Town

We have covered the aspects of the Apple and Facebook data centers in Prineville, Oregon in previous posts. An August 2017 article in Outside magazine reports on the impact of these operations on the small town and offers some Green ICT insights along the way.

Gear Packaging Without Styrofoam

I recently purchased an EPEAT Gold monitor made by Dell and shipped to my office by Amazon. The monitor arrived in perfect shape, despite no styrofoam. Not only did the cardboard packaging protect the components well, but is a structural treat. Take a look!

Global Green ICT Update: Europe

Updates from Europe. Click on "Europe" tag above for all news about the region. Click here for regional Green ICT updates from around the globe.

2017

TCO Developement offers A Guide to Sustainable IT Purchasing with TCO Certified. The TCO Certified program is Euro-centric, but anyone seeking to improve their Green ICT purchasing can use this comprehensive approach. The Guide offers thirteen "Leading Edge Sustainability Criteria", eight points of verification, and a three-phase purchasing process.

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