Energy Efficiency and Environmental Considerations

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  • Energy Efficiency and Environmental Considerations
    Energy Efficiency and Environmental Considerations

Anixter. Since the release of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report on data center power consumption to congress in 2007, numerous organizations have joined the cause to operate more efficiently, with The Green Grid (TGG) gaining worldwide acceptance as the industry leader for data center efficiency. Although financial rewards are the prime driver of efficiency, many companies and data center organizations care about their carbon impact. Reducing carbon emissions is a global target; while current U.S. economic and political climates would indicate no formal government-based reporting policy, the industry is supporting sustainability efforts led by TGG, LEED from the USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council), and EPA’s data center Energy Star program. For a more current look at data centers’ key power contribution to the EPA’s report, Jonathon Koomey, Ph.D., indicates that in 2010 the data center energy usage worldwide was roughly 1.5%.

Graduated in political sciences and international relations in Paris, Anis joined the team in early 2019. Editor for IEN Europe and the new digital magazine AI IEN, he is a new tech enthusiast. Also passionate about sports, music, cultures and languages. 

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