In recent years, modular data centers have become a more flexible, energy efficient, and environmentally-friendly alternative to their traditional brick and mortar counterparts. Let’s learn something about them. Characteristics Modular data systems are comprised of pre-engineered modules and components which are scaled down to [...]
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The environment and its treatment is possibly the defining issue of our time. It consumes the political and consumer agenda. Increasingly enlightened buyers are investigating prospective purchases for their environmental ratings. The knowledge amongst consumers is leading to greener choices in all fields and encouraging companies to [...]
“We need miracles,” says Bill Gates. “We need to take the CO2 rate down to 0 in less than 25 years.” So where do we turn? To universities? Well, to a certain extent we do, but the best place to find fast, budget friendly, green technology innovation is to the world’s small businesses. According to a report released by the SBA Office of [...]
Google is investing billions of dollars into clean energy projects, and for good reason; because the investment is supported by the data. “Basically,” says Rick Needham, Director of the Energy and Sustainability program at Google, “fossil fuel prices are going up, while renewable energy prices are going downward.” Even with the lower [...]
Taking part in the Climate Week NYC kickoff on Monday, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook expressed a self-described “optimistic” outlook on his company’s ability to affect climate change, saying that he believes that consumers, when given the choice, will do the right thing and buy green products.
It’s one of those things you probably take for granted, but the process of recycling aluminum cans is made more difficult with the use of colors, like those found on the outside of a can of Coca-Cola, for instance. Not only that, but the process of applying the colors in the production of the cans also requires a lot of water, and can [...]
This guest post is provided by Matt Smith, who works for Dell and has a passion for learning and writing about technology. The cloud has the capacity to support multiple functions at a time, which translates to a more efficient distribution of resources among many users. This means that we can accomplish more with less energy [...]
Every year we become more environmentally conscious, so much so that researchers have suggested that our conservation efforts have extended our oil supplies from lasting for another 50 years to anywhere up to 150 years. But even though we might have more time, it seems inevitable that eventually oil will run out. One aspect of our lives [...]
According to statistics, Americans alone throw away 70 million tons of packaging every year, that’s 140,000,000,000,000 lbs of waste! Label designer and Pratt Institute student, Aaron Mickelson, thinks he’s found the solution – packaging that disappears! The concept is part of his masters thesis project, The Disappearing Package. Mixing [...]
You’ve probably heard by now that ‘print is dead’, but you wouldn’t know it by the number of ink cartridges HP pumps out of its manufacturing facilities every day. While pumping out a ton of plastic every day isn’t necessarily an environmentally-friendly thing to do as a business, HP is making great strides to ensure its manufacturing [...]