Keeping IT in Play: Maximizing Value and Minimizing E-Waste

September 14, 2020 by  
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Keeping IT in Play: Maximizing Value and Minimizing E-Waste How can companies extend the useful life of IT assets and more effectively manage e-waste at the end of life? The material value of the electronic waste discarded globally each year adds up to $62.5 billion — more than the GDP of most countries — according to the United Nations. With complex, incongruous regulations across the globe, managing the end of life for technologies such as PCs, tablets, smartphones, data center servers, storage and networking gear is a complex affair. This discussion explores how to embrace a more circular approach to IT hardware and e-waste management. Whether your company is decommissioning a data center, upgrading its PCs or managing other gadgets that have reached the end of their usable life, learn how to unlock value from those systems; navigate complex policies surrounding collection, data protection and intellectual property; and maximize asset life cycles through refurbishment, deployment and recycling of old gear. Speakers Heather Clancy, Editorial Director, GreenBiz Group Kabira Stokes, CEO, Retrievr Jamesetta Strickland, Senior Vice President & Regional General Manager, Iron Mountain Holly Secon Mon, 09/14/2020 – 14:38 Featured Off

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Apple hosts largest private fuel cell installation in U.S.

December 11, 2012 by  
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At the company's North Carolina data center, 60 percent of energy will be produced by its own renewable sources.

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National Snow and Ice Data Center Greens Up How it Cools Off

December 30, 2010 by  
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Photo via Ron Weaver, NSIDC One of a data center’s biggest problems is keeping servers cool, and that’s true even for the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), which offers data products to researchers and businesses about Arctic and Antarctic snow and ice. Of course, it doesn’t want to be a contributor to the GHGs that speed up ice melting, so it is undergoing a $600,000 renovation to change the way it cools its servers and reduce its total energy use. Check out how it is becoming one of the most energy efficient data centers in the country

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Massive New Tidal Turbine is World’s Largest

August 13, 2010 by  
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The world’s largest tidal turbine, standing more than 5 stories tall, has been unveiled in Scotland before being installed in the waters off Orkney later this summer. The Atlantis Resources Corporation’s AT-1000 turbine is 22.5 meters (73 feet) tall and has a rotor diameter of 18 meters (59 feet) and weighs 130 tonnes. It will produce 1 MW of power from a water velocity of 2.65 meters (8.7 feet) per second

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First Test of Wind-to-Battery Storage Is a Success

August 12, 2010 by  
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Xcel Energy has been testing the first grid-scale battery storage system in the United States at an 11-megawatt wind farm in western Minnesota. The company’s recently released interim report (PDF) indicates that this type of storage can be useful to the Smart Grid and can aid in the deployment of wind power

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World’s Greenest Data Center? IBM and Syracuse Complete Their Game-Changing Project (Video)

December 4, 2009 by  
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Photo via IBM Back at the end of May, we wrote about IBM and Syracuse working on a data center that would use 50% less energy than standard data centers. This week they announced the project is completed, finishing up in a mere 6 months a $12.4 million, 12,000-square-foot facility that has on-site power generation, energy-efficient servers, and the latest and greatest cooling technology. It’s not in a

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