The Latest Vertatique News & Insights

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?

Green When It is Hot: Data Centers and Solar Energy

We noted earlier the challenges faced by facilities seeking to use on-site solar. Facilities now look to purchase solar energy from off-site providers. A very large procurement is for a Google data center in the Netherlands, a country not known for extremely sunny weather.

Green ICT in Government

Government entities have an important role to play in encouraging sustainable ICT across all industries. Effective leadership requires internal implementation, as well. The tag at the top of this post - 'government' - helps you easily locate posts containing opportunities for and applications of Green ICT in government operations. (Green ICT in public education is found through the 'education' tag.) We note briefer items in this post, but haven't updated it recently. An email from TCO Certified reminded us that municipalities continue to pursue Green ICT purchasing.

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 is a low-energy mobile base station capable of running off local renewable power.

The Software Side of Green ICT

Most Green ICT efforts focus on hardware. That make sense, because hardware lifecycles encompass everything from environmentally responsible sourcing of its raw materials through energy efficiency of its use to sustainable disposal at its end-of-life. Special utility software such as desktop power-saving plays a significant role in Green ICT, but less attention has been given to the application and system software within the gear. The most recent update is a tool anyone can use to evaluate a website's environmental performance.

Finding the Greenest Computer Monitors

There are hundreds of green-certified computer displays available. Here is how to find the most sustainable displays, including projectors, listed by international certification services.

Green ICT Conferences

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

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

Which region has the most Green ICT conferences?


Green ICT and Security

Green ICT is linked to all sorts of security issues, from national security to resource insecurity. The latest insight is about e-waste and data security.

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