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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 are events in France and Denmark.

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.

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:

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