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Containerized Data Centers = Green IT
By March 31, 2010 Read More →

Containerized Data Centers = Green IT

By Ed Lucente March 31, 2010 Green IT initiatives are popular among IT professionals. In fact, “Green IT 2.0” is a new buzzword that prescribes a holistic approach to not only greener data center designs and practices, but also for more eco-friendly practices across all functional departments of an organization (e.g., proper e-waste management of […]

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Green IT is for Real
By March 16, 2010 Read More →

Green IT is for Real

March 15, 2010 By Ed Lucente Consider these trends: Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft are deploying data centers in the Columbia River Basin of Washington State in order to draw on renewable hydro-power The U.S. government is spending $4 billion from its economic-stimulus package on smart grid initiatives Peak demand needs have exceeded current capacity (while […]

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Developing an IT Project To Maximize Energy Rebates
By March 11, 2010 Read More →

Developing an IT Project To Maximize Energy Rebates

Energy savings projects for IT equipment or data center facility infrastructure can be applied for under these three energy rebate categories in most cases: 1. Non-Residential New Construction program; 2. Non-Residential Retrofit program; 3. Energy Savings Bid or Custom program. Utilities with actively funded IT energy rebate programs typically offer these three programs to match […]

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Origins of Energy Rebates Offered by Utilities
By March 11, 2010 Read More →

Origins of Energy Rebates Offered by Utilities

Under their Non-Residential New Construction (NRNC) program, PG&E has targeted energy savings toward the IT industry and other commercial businesses. Currently, dozens of utilities are emulating the PG&E program nationally, and many more plan to implement a program in 2010. A basis for the program is the Standard Performance Contract (SPC). SPC offers incentives to […]

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